Code of Ethics
Policy on Human Rights
Zero Tolerance of Corruption Plan
Enel Global Compliance Program
The type of situation addressed in the Enel Global Compliance Program – which is accompanied by the provision of conduct standards and areas to be monitored by way of prevention – is based on illicit conduct which is generally considered as such in most countries, such as for example crimes of corruption, crimes against the Public Administration, false accounting, money-laundering, crimes committed in violation of the laws on occupational health and safety, environmental crimes, etc.
Organizational and Management Model (ex legislative decree no. 231/01)
Transparency in institutional processes
Enel constantly manages relations with institutions (local, national, European and international), in line with the Enel Compliance Program, providing complete and transparent information with the aim of giving institutional counterparts the best conditions to make the decisions they are responsible for. Enel also contributes to the consultation processes regarding political and legislative dossiers on energy and environmental issues. In the context of relations with European institutions, Enel actively contributes to every phase of the consultation process on political and legislative dossiers of corporate interest through careful monitoring and analysis (see also the chapter “Commitment to the fight against climate change”). The Enel Group has been registered in the EU voluntary transparency register since its creation in 2008. The register aims to provide citizens with a single and direct access point to information on who carries out activities aimed at influencing the EU decision-making process, the interests pursued and the resources invested in these activities. In line with the provisions of the Code of Ethics, paragraph 3.26, Enel does not provide finance to political parties, their representatives or candidates in Italy or abroad, nor does it sponsor conventions or parties whose sole purpose is political propaganda. It refrains from any direct or indirect pressure on politicians (for example, by granting the use of its facilities, accepting recruiting recommendations, or consultancy contracts). Enel and its subsidiaries are present in various trade and employer associations whose role includes representing the positioning of its members in the regulatory processes pertaining to the business activity. The annual contributions paid to the above-mentioned organisations in the form of membership fees in 2019 totalled approximately 7.9 million euros1, which is 6% less than in 20182. In particular, in 2019 the three largest contributions in terms of overall amount came from AELEC (Asociación de empresas de energía eléctrica) in Spain, then Confindustria and Elettricità Futura in Italy3. The institutional dialogue with the trade and employer associations in which Enel and its subsidiaries took part in 2019 concerned the support of regulatory and consultation processes, among others, on the following main issues:
- development of energy policies: including, among other topics, the strategic outlook of the sector, energy efficiency, the growth of renewables, smart grid development and energy costs4;
- increasing business competitiveness: including, among other topics, tax regulation, labour law issues and environmental policies5.
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1 The annual contributions over the past four years are as follows: 7.8 million in 2019; 8.3 million euros in 2018; 9 million euros in 2017; 9 million euros in 2016. These figures include the contributions paid by Enel SpA (including the main companies in Italy) and by its foreign subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile.
2 These figures include the contributions paid by Enel SpA (including the main companies in Italy) and by its foreign subsidiaries Endesa, Enel Américas and Enel Chile.
3 Specifically: AELEC (formerly “UNESA”) 1.9 million euros; Confindustria 1.8 million euros; Elettricità Futura (formerly “Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese Elettriche”) 0.7 million euros.
4 The contribution in 2019 was 5 million euros.
5 The contribution in 2019 was 2.8 million euros.