Enel Americas Receives Bronze Class Distinction for its Sustainability Efforts and is Once Again Included in the Sustainability Yearbook

Published on Tuesday, 4 February 2020

  • The company was recognized for the second year in a row for its sustainability performance 


Santiago, February 4, 2020 – Enel Americas was included, for the second year in a row, in the Sustainability Yearbook 2020, the most complete global publication on corporate sustainability. Every year since 2004, the Sustainability Yearbook has highlighted the performance of the biggest companies in the world in each industry. The Sustainability Yearbook 2020 aims to single out the companies that have demonstrated their strengths in this area.

This year, Enel Americas received the Bronze Class award, a distinction given to companies ranking between 5% and 10% of the industry's top-performing companies according to their score on SAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).

“We are proud to receive this award. It is a recognition of our sustainability efforts here at Enel Americas. Distinctions like these give us tremendous motivation to continue growing in terms of transparency and recognition of the importance and value of sustainability management to the company's performance.  For Enel Americas, sustainability means, among other things, the creation of value for our shareholders and all of our stakeholders,” affirms Maurizio Bezzeccheri, CEO of Enel Americas and Head of Latin America for the Enel Group.

Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research and Data: “We congratulate Enel Americas for its Bronze Class award in the Sustainability Yearbook 2020, which highlights the top-performing companies in the industry and in terms of the ESG financial measurements. As the Corporate Sustainability Assessment is constantly raising the bar, the Yearbook continues to be a highly credible source that offers an in-depth look at corporate sustainability.  This year it is launched by the S&P Global brand, providing greater public access to all companies’ SAM ESG scores.”

In its 2020 edition, the Sustainability Yearbook's coverage of companies increased substantially, now ranking over 4,700 companies and, for the first time ever, the total score of all companies evaluated will be published on the yearbook's website.

Enel Americas is the largest electric company in South America, with 25 million customers in the distribution business and over 11 GW of installed capacity in its generation division, controlling 7 distribution companies and 8 generation companies in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. During 2019, the company was recognized by the FTSE4Good Emerging Index; Vigeo Eiris Best Emerging Markets ranking; Dow Jones Sustainability Index Chile; as well as in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index.