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Environmental, social and economic sustainability are key to the culture of Global Procurement

Sustainable business is an essential requirement in meeting future challenges. In keeping with this vision, Enel Procurement today means a sustainable supply chain, circular economy, digital innovation and creating value that's shared with suppliers. All of this is in line with the sustainable development goals of the UN, which Enel has adopted.

From the very first phase of Supplier Qualification, Enel carefully selects companies for collaboration, by assessing aspects related to health and safety, the environment, human rights and ethics, as well as technical, economic, financial and legal ones and good repute.

With respect to tendering procedures, the Group has defined a series of reward factors – “sustainability K factors” – connected to social, environmental and health and safety aspects and circularity. This includes, for example, carbon footprint calculation and corresponding mitigation actions, the use of low-emission vehicles, a commitment to developing projects that benefit society and employing personnel who are unemployed or making use of a redundancy fund or benefits or young first-time workers and taking part in projects that reuse products or parts of them.

Circular economy

The circular economy is a business model that can generate competitiveness, combining innovation and sustainability. A Circular Procurement strategy has as its target the purchase of goods, works or services that reduces impact on the environment and the production of waste over their life cycle.

The “Circular Economy Initiative for Suppliers Engagement” project

This initiative to promote supplier engagement is based on the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and its target is to objectively quantify, certify and communicate impact over the whole supply life cycle (water consumption, CO2 emissions, impact on soil, etc.). It also involves the use of an IT instrument to aggregate the data and define the reference parameters for the sector and the improvement targets.

The project allows Enel to measure the impact of its own business on the world's resources and then mitigate it, and it allows suppliers to be involved in activity that checks the eco-efficiency of the production cycle and have references for establishing improvement actions.

Health and safety in the procurement process

Every phase of the procurement process is characterised by attention to people's health and safety. This is demonstrated by a series of tools, such as mapping of merchandise categories by risk class and the adoption of qualification requirements which in high-risk cases involve: a visit to the company's production site; the definition of a single contractual document (“HSE TERMS”) governing the supplier's obligations with respect to these aspects; the development of tools for collaboration (e.g. Safety Support) that enable the supplier to identify areas of improvement and define an action plan to be followed jointly.

Also within the Supplier Performance Management system, targeted at monitoring supplier performance, the safety index has a significant effect on appraisals of the company's global performance.

There is also a specific Group policy (the Stop Work Policy), according to which any hazardous situation or unsafe behaviour must be stopped and reported in a timely fashion.

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Stop Work Policy

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Innovation guides the strategy and culture of Enel Global Procurement

Innovation is a key element in our strategy and culture: constantly seeking out models, methods and technologies at the cutting edge allows us to compete on the market and offer our clients the finest service.

With this in mind, the target of the “Innovation by vendors” project is to create a network connecting companies, promoting exchange and encouraging efforts towards innovation.

To support the innovative projects proposed by our Suppliers, we have also provided Open Innovability, the collaborative digital development platform (crowdsourcing) from Enel, which was designed as a new channel for communication between our company and the public online.

 Anyone can make a contribution with their own proposals for overcoming challenges, but also presenting innovative projects and ideas. Every submission is examined by a technical panel and a team of experts will assist definition of the next steps if approved.

To read more, visit openinnovability.enel.com and startup.enel.com.

From this perspective, Start-Ups are key to the future, the ideal partners in interpreting our market, approaching it with rapid, dynamic tools and boosting it with ideas marked by concrete development potential. We have therefore developed a specific process for engaging Start-Ups (New Innovative Firms), a streamlined way to begin collaboration.


Protection and respect for people has always been at the centre of Enel work culture

Being a global company poses another great challenge to Global Procurement with respect to ethics and transparency. 

This is why we ask our Suppliers to share the ethical values and principles on which the Enel Group draws: the Code of Ethics, the Anti-corruption Policy and the Zero Tolerance of Corruption Plan, inspired by the United Nations Declarations on Human Rights and Work, and the principles of the Global Compact.

In light of all the principles that inspire the conduct of Enel, we recall the importance of reporting any violation or potential violation of Enel Regulations (Zero Tolerance of Corruption Plan and Code of Ethics). This can be done using the following link www.enel.ethicspoint.com

Fighting corruption

We pursue our constant commitment to fighting all forms of corruption, direct and indirect, through the principles set out in our Anti-Corruption Management System, which is founded on four pillars.

The four pillars of Anti-Corruption Management System

1. Zero Tolerance of Corruption Plan

Governs the conduct of all Group personnel with respect to every form of corruption or attempted corruption

2. Code of Ethics

Expresses the ethical commitments and responsibilities assumed by the employees of the Group and its collaborators

3. Criminal risk prevention models

Implemented based on the applicable law regarding corporate responsibility in the various countries in which the Group operates (e.g. Organisational Model 231 for Italian companies)

4. Enel Global Compliance Program

A governance tool designed to reinforce the moral and professional commitment of the Group and reduce the reputational risks related to corporate criminal liability

With the target of preventing and fighting corruption, Enel Spa and the main Italian and foreign companies in the Group have adopted an Anti-Corruption Management System which is certified and conforms to international best practice in accordance with ISO standard 37001:2016.

To ensure this, Enel performs checks and monitoring on the ownership structure of suppliers and performance of work, in compliance with the regulations. Should a violation of the fundamental principles of ethics and transparency by a supplier be identified, Enel may proceed with sanctioning mechanisms or cancel the contract.

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Anti-corruption Policy Enel Italia S.p.A.

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Anti-bribery Policy Enel Produzione S.p.A.

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Tenders in progress and procurement planning


All the support, contractual, and operative documents