Santiago, August 3rd, 2018 - Enel Américas has been confirmed in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index, having entered this index for the first time last year. This index is part of the FTSE4Good series that incorporates companies listed in stock exchanges all over the world which comply with high standards in the environmental, social and government fields (ESG), based upon the principles of responsible investments.
“This is an acknowledgement of the good environmental, social and corporate governance practices that distinguish our company. And without doubt, it is a news that motivates us to renew our commitment to maintain sustainability at the core of our business”, indicated the general manager for Enel Américas, Maurizio Bezzeccheri.
Created in 2001 by the global indexes company FTSE Russell, belonging to the London Stock Exchange Group, FTSE4Good consists of a series of indexes designed towards supporting investment in sustainable companies. Transparent management and clarity in the definition of ESG criteria, make the FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools for a wide variety of investors when creating or assessing sustainable investment products.
The FTSE4Good includes more than 300 indicators in 14 different subjects, grouped in three pillars: environmental, social and corporate governance. In the environmental pillar, aspects such as climate change, pollution, resources, water use, biodiversity and environmental management are evaluated. In the social pillar, subjects considered include labor standards, health and safety, human and community rights, responsibility towards the customer and social management. Finally, in the third pillar, corporate governance as well as risk management, fiscal transparency and anticorruption are evaluated also.
Enel Américas – an affiliate of the Enel Group – is one of the main private multinational electric power generators in Latin America. Currently it has a direct and indirect share in the electric power generation, transmission and distribution business and related areas. It has operations in four different countries in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.