“Sustainability must guide innovation, there is no other way. For an electricity company there can be no innovation without sustainability”
We are committed to contribute to the achievement of four of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: to ensure access to energy, to ensure quality education, to promote the economic development of the communities in which we operate and to combat climatic change.
An example of our commitment to sustainable development is that almost half of our energy is produced with zero carbon dioxide emissions, making the Group one of the leading producers of clean energy and one the most technologically diversified in the renewables sector.
On the other hand, we were the first in the world to install smart meters in Italy, thus enabling real-time usage readings and remote contract management. This new measuring system is essential for the development of smart grids, smart cities and electric mobility.
Business and shareholders
In 2017, the Enel Group produced approximately 249 TWh of electricity, distributed 445 TWh in our networks and sold 284 TWh. We obtained profit for 74.6 billion euros and a EBITDA of 15.7 billion euros. We also sold 11.7 billion m3 of gas.
Enel was first listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in 1999. Since then we have become one of the Italian companies with the greatest number of shareholders, including retail and institutional investors. Our largest shareholder is the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, which owns 23.6% of the shares. In addition to Enel, other Group companies are listed on the world’s most important stock exchanges. Thanks to its ethical code, sustainability balance, environmental care policy and adoption of international transparency and corporate governance best practices, Enel has the most important international investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds and ethical funds among its shareholders.
New corporate identity
On 26 January 2016, we launched our new global corporate identity at the Madrid headquarters of the Spanish subsidiary Endesa. We also used the occasion to unveil the logos for Enel Green Power and Endesa. The new brand strategy is the embodiment of the Open Power strategy, which was announced in November 2015 in London on the Capital Markets Day, with “openness” as keystone of the Group's strategic and operational approach.
“Open Power demands much more than just being an energy generator or distributor. Our new brand fully embodies the innovative, sustainable, multidimensional and open nature of the Enel Group”
This is our new image: a modern, open, flexible and responsive utility company able to lead the energy transition. The attractive and colourful logo is inspired by the principles of “Open Power” and reflects the diversity of the energy spectrum, the multi-fold nature of a Group that operates in 34 countries and the growing diversification of its services.