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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.


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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Anti-bribery Policy Enel Green Power Italia S.r.l.
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Safety and Environment

Safety: Core Principles

Our fundamental corporate values focus on attention to the health and safety of Enel employees, as well as those of our suppliers and subcontractors, while respecting and protecting the environment.

The Enel Group considers its suppliers as true partners with whom to share the core principles of safety and the environment. These include the Zero Accidents goal, and the importance of the Stop Work Policy... tools that enable immediate reporting and suspension of any situation that risks harming people or the environment.

Enel is committed to increasing safety and environmental skills, both in terms of technical knowledge and cultural and Leadership skills, promoting a new way of working, safer for people and more sustainable for the environment.

This means that in all phases of the Procurement process – from qualification to contract award – the Group has adopted specific tools to monitor the management of Health, Safety and Environmental requirements. This entails a single contractual document ('HSE TERMS') describing the supplier's obligations in relation to these three areas, and the qualification phase provides for a specific assessment process correlated to the level of Safety and Environmental Risk attributed to each Product Category.

In terms of subsequent contract execution, the supplier is constantly involved and evaluated: it is monitored via a continuous process of on-site inspection and Consequence Management, specific to the supplier's safety and environmental risk profile, aimed at performance improvement.  This process includes activities aimed at defining and implementing an action plan designed to develop the contractor’s contribution by identifying areas for improvement on which each supplier is called to work, always aiming to encourage increases in safety and in environmental standards.

Along with Environmental Assessment, Safety Assessment too is part of the Supplier Performance Management system. This is aimed at monitoring the performance of suppliers on different issues, of which the safety index significantly affects the overall performance assessment of the supplier company.

This process involves a wide range of elements, including rapid information exchange, direct involvement of personnel specialised in disseminating safety culture by adopting safe behaviour and risk perception and assessment, plus sharing lessons learned and best practices.

There is also a "Contractor Safety Partnership" project: this aims to raise awareness among our contractors by sharing best practices, such as affirming that "business results go hand in hand with safety results", and also encouraging proactivity to "raise your hand" as explained in the Stop Work Policy. This key policy reinforces the concept of passion for higher standards and working methods, asking all those who work for Enel to intervene and immediately suspend any operation which reveals possible risks, not only in terms of human health and safety, but also concerning the environment.

While pursuing the goal of "Zero accidents" and improving its contractors’ work methods and safety standards, Enel provides numerous illustrative and informative materials.

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Stop Work Policy
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Sharing of best practices

We are pleased to invite you to browse the new section dedicated to sharing video and illustrative materials as a tool for disseminating and disseminating the main behaviors on the subject of Safety and the Environment.

Ask your company for the Unique Identification Code (CUI) assigned to each company when registering on WeBUY, and enter it in the appropriate boxes to access the materials dedicated to you..


Environmental Policy

Respect and protection for the environment and natural resources, together with the fight against climate change, are strategic factors for Enel in ensuring sustainable economic development and consolidating the company's leadership in the energy market.

In 1996, in order to guarantee effective management of environmental risks, the need arose to adopt a Group level environmental policy, applied in an organic and consolidated manner to all operating sites and staff functions, in compliance with regulatory reference contexts and environmental aspects of governance and strategic direction, carried out by the organisation’s central Functions.

By applying internationally recognised environmental management systems to the entire organisation, Enel is committed to continuous improvement in the application of the best technologies and best practices to reduce environmental impact, protecting landscape and biodiversity, guaranteeing the protection of ecosystems and human health.

Enel's commitment depends on the value it places on the suppliers and contractors it collaborates with, because they are considered an integral part of a system aimed at promoting sustainable environmental policies, increasingly aimed at making the use of energy, water and material resources more efficient.

Given the importance that Enel grants to its suppliers and contractors in determining the Company’s environmental performance, it adopts Group-level environmental and safety verification procedures. This applies in both their qualification and operational phases, in order to identify in a structured and shared way the kind of actions needed to improve environmental management process, especially for high-risk activities or in the event of particularly significant events.

As we underlined in the Sustainability session, Enel applies circularity principles in a systemic manner, acting transversally in all business areas, in order to implement an effective and systematic approach to rethinking its model. It therefore involves its suppliers, acting as their guide in the journey towards circularity. It also helps them to carry out an evaluation of the entire life cycle of its goods, products and services, by requesting them to draw up an EPD (environmental product declaration), for the kinds of product categories which today represent more than 60% of all materials purchased. For the remaining categories of works and services, certifications are applied... such as, for example, Carbon Footprint certificates.


For further information, go to the Biodiversity section of the Enel.com portal

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Environmental policy
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