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Rome, Italy, 2011/09/08 - For the eighth year in a row, in 2012, Enel will be admitted to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and to the demanding Dow Jones Europe. IT0003128367
• CEO Fulvio Conti: “We are committed to creating value for all of our stakeholders.”
• Based on the last report, SRI funds hold some 19% of Enel’s free-float shares, amounting to 6.9% of Enel’s share capital.
• Also confirmed Endesa’s presence in the indexes.
Specifically, the World index includes just 342 of the 2,500 most important companies in the world, those which come top for sustainability. Endesa, the Enel Group’s Spanish subsidiary, has also been confirmed in the Dow Jones indexes.
With a presence in 40 countries on 4 continents, Enel has confirmed its place in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in the financial and social sectors, having received one of the highest grades in the sector and showing significant improvement in its environmental performance as compared with last year.
CEO and General Manager of Enel, Fulvio Conti, stated: “We are very satisfied with the results achieved, which confirm that the Group’s development is not based just on financial returns, but also on strategies that generate benefits for all our stakeholders. The international expansion undertaken in recent years has only reinforced our belief that the true indicator of success for an energy company is whether it can live each day responsibly and ethically, having social value clearly in its sight.”
Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the leading global index that tracks the performance of companies leading the way on sustainability worldwide. At present, the Dow Jones Sustainability indexes manage approximately 8 billion dollars in assets combined through a variety of financial products. Holding around 60 licenses, the DJSI is linked to financial products in 16 countries; this is a clear sign that investors are increasingly using the index to integrate sustainability strategies into their portfolios.
Based on the last report in June 2011, SRI funds hold some 19% of Enel’s free-float shares, amounting to 6.9% of its share capital.
In 2011, the Enel Group (enel.com) also gained admission to the highly regarded FTSE4Good index. Created by the FTSE Global Index Company group, the FTSE4Good series of stock indexes was designed to promote investments in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. The companies listed on the FTSE4Good index meet strict social and environmental criteria and are judged to be capable of capitalising on the benefits resulting from responsible business practices.
Through its presence on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good index, Enel confirms its honoured place on the most important sustainability indexes in the world.