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bn €
Value distributed to communities
Value distributed to communities per capita1
1. Inhabitants in countries of integrated presence: Italy, Spain, Romania, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru and Brazil.

Developing and supporting sustainable businesses is a key priority, as well as a challenge, in every industry, including our own. Protecting the environment and the interests of all stakeholders is of crucial, strategic importance in the long-term value creation.

Strong financial stability is essential to maintaining competitiveness in the industry and to demonstrating that sustainable business models are beneficial to all of us. At the same time, investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and grid development can create value for the society and for the economy.

To this end, we are committed to making strides in measuring social impact by taking an approach that clearly and reliably expresses the economic and social benefits of our investments for the economies in which we operate. Our integrated approach uses advanced economic modeling in line with the best practices of multilateral organization with the goal of providing rigorous, reliable and transparent assessments (at the local, regional and national level). These impacts are then expressed in terms of the GDP generated by our investments, of new jobs created, and of the wealth generated for the various locations in which our Group develops business.

Fair, responsible and transparent tax contribution
Total tax contribution (€ bn)
Tax borne (€ bn)
Coop. Compliance index (%)

We have a clear, publicly available tax strategy and a solid system for managing and controlling tax risks, and we are transparent in our relations with tax administrations and with all stakeholders.

To this end:

  • we encourage participation in Cooperative Compliance Programs where they exist and we monitor their progress by way of the Cooperative Compliance index (CCI);1
  • we publish a detailed tax-transparency report for each country (“Tax Transparency Report”);
  • we neither implement aggressive tax planning nor invest in countries considered to be tax havens for the sole purpose of reducing our tax burden. 

1. This index compares the revenues of companies that have participated in cooperative compliance programs with the revenues of all Enel companies that meet the legal requirements for participation. The index does not include countries in which the programs have not been legally instituted or the companies that do not meet the conditions for participation (e.g. due to not meeting the size threshold established by law) even if a program exists.

Total Tax Contribution (TTC) of Enel
Cooperative Compliance index
Quality of social and economic development
Investment in developing nations (€ bn)
Access to clean and affordable energy (mil)
Fair, inclusive, high-quality education (mil)
Decent work and economic growth (mil)

In 2021, our contribution to the social and economic growth and development resulted in more than 2,400 sustainability projects in the various countries in which we have a presence, reaching more than 7.5 million beneficiaries. In line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), these projects have included expanding infrastructures, educational programs and career training, projects to support cultural and economic activities, the promotion of access to energy, rural and suburban electrification, solutions to energy poverty, and the promotion of social inclusion for the most vulnerable segments of society. 

In 2021, we: 

  • ensured inclusive and equitable quality education  (SDG 4) to 3 million people;2
  • provided access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy (SDG 7) to 13.2 million people;3
  • promoted sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth (SDG 8) to the benefit of 3.7 million people.4

The key lever in carrying out these projects are the more than 581 partnerships around the world with non-profit organizations, social enterprises, startups and public bodies with ties to the community.

 2. Cumulative 2015-2021 figures for total number of SDG 4 beneficiaries to date.

 3. Cumulative 2015-2021 figures for total number of SDG 7 beneficiaries to date.

 4. Cumulative 2015-2021 figures for total number of SDG 8 beneficiaries to date.

The important successes so far have been made possible by our Creating Shared Value (CSV) strategy and model, which integrate social and environmental factors in business processes throughout the value chain, with a particular emphasis on business development, engineering and construction, procurement, and asset management and maintenance. 


Enel strategy and model for creating shared value (CSV) with communities

We are committed to promoting access to energy in developing nations both by providing electricity and through innovative, clean technologies in order to enable the production of energy with a lower impact on the environment. 

  • In South America, roughly 1,950 MW of renewable energy went online in 2021, bringing total renewable capacity in the region to about 19,500 MW;
  • In Africa, Enel Green Power is currently the leading private-sector operator in the renewable energy segment in terms of installed capacity (with more than 1,500 MW operational and 317 MW being built), with a presence in different countries including South Africa, Zambia and Morocco; 
  • In Asia, the Group is present in India with its subsidiary EGP India, one of the country’s leading providers of renewable energy, owning and operating 340 MW of wind capacity and producing roughly 270 GWh per year in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

In these countries alone, more than 239 energy-access projects were developed, reaching some 2.3 million beneficiaries, and we have 70 active partnerships focused on the issue.

We are committed to ensuring quality education in order to improve the lives of individuals, communities, and society as a whole.  
Nuevo Pachacútec: education for progress

Launched by Enel Distribución Peru in 2006 in the Ventanilla district north of Lima, this project helps to educate about 125 people every year, offering them career opportunities and professional growth in the electricity industry, and has placed 90% of all participants in jobs upon completion of their studies. The project seeks to provide advanced energy training and, over the years, has created value in one of the country’s most vulnerable areas by promoting job opportunities for young people with limited financial resources.


We make a concrete contribution to social and economic development in the communities in which we operate through various types of initiatives, such as the expansion of infrastructures, education and training programs, projects of social inclusion, and support for local cultural activities.
Ruta Pehuenche: a program to develop local small businesses

In Chile, where the Los Cóndores hydroelectric plant is being built in the Maule region, our work with the local community has created opportunities for training and work with the creation of women-led network of micro-entrepreneurs. The project has a twofold goal of promoting economic growth for the entire community through training programs and of improving living conditions through the use of environmentally friendly technologies for the provision of water, food, housing and energy and the resolution of issues of health and hygiene.  The project has led to the creation of small businesses related to local tourism that produce wooden crafts and jewelry made from stones and ceramics. In addition to increasing the ability of households to generate income, the project represents a channel for promoting and strengthening the role that women play in the social fabric of the community.