Ethics and transparency are two of our core values, as well as two strategic resources that allow us to operate in the most appropriate way and attract new investments, resources and talents.
As a global energy company, we face great challenges in terms of ethics and transparency, because we operate in contexts in which the risk of illegality is high. In these cases, we respond by increasing diligence.
We have defined the principles and responsibilities that drive our company in a number of documents: the Code of Ethics, the Human Rights Policy and the Zero Tolerance of Corruption Plan, inspired by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights including the Right to Work, and by other international initiatives to which we adhere, such as the Global Compact.
Obviously, these principles also regulate information management, which is the foundation of the relation between Enel and all its stakeholders, and therefore also its suppliers.
A clear and transparent exchange of information is a key asset; for this reason, we ask partners to share our core values and subscribe to the CSR guidelines we have adopted.
In this context, Enel’s duty is to inform companies of the acceptable behaviours in all different circumstances, guarantee transparent and impartial selection criteria, avoid any contrast of interests and save all selection process documentation. At the same time, companies who intend to collaborate with us must prove they have the capabilities, means and quality certifications and, of course, demonstrate that they comply with all applicable regulations.
To guarantee this, Enel carries out financial background checks on suppliers and controls during the execution of the work, in line with local laws and regulations. Should it discover any violations to the ethics and transparency principles, Enel shall adopt the appropriate sanctions or cancel the contract.
Collaborating with suppliers who share our same core values means we can count on the work of companies that help preserve the efforts spent until now and contribute to guaranteeing our commitments for the future.