Enel

InfluenceMap Score
B
Performance Band
77%
Organisation Score
77%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Rome, Italy
Brands and Associated Companies
Endesa, Enel Green Power , Empresa Nacional de Geotermia, Enel Brasil
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Climate Lobbying Overview: Enel is strategically engaged on various climate change policy streams with predominantly positive lobbying positions, for example strongly engaging with the EU’s 2030 GHG emission reduction target and focusing on electrification of the transport sector.

Top-line Messaging on Climate Policy: Enel engages positively with top-line messaging on climate policy stating support for a net-zero emission target by 2050 through the European Green New Deal in its 2019 Sustainability Report. The organization has positively engaged on the Paris Agreement, stating “the EU should continue cooperating towards an effective implementation of the Paris Agreement” in its response to EU public consultation on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in 2020. Enel also appears to support the need for climate change regulation, in 2019 calling for governments to provide businesses with more advanced targets and ambition on their corporate website.

Engagement with Climate-Related Regulations: Enel seems to have shown strong support for emissions trading, in 2020 it stated “the cap and trade system is the most efficient method for reducing emissions.” The company appears to support stronger reforms of the EU ETS, advocating for tightening the emission cap in 2019 and for extending the scope of the scheme in 2020. However, in its 2019 Sustainability Report the company appeared to not support to the introduction of national carbon taxes in addition to the EU ETS due to concerns of competition distortion. The company has positively engaged on legislation for renewable energy, notably supporting the EU Revised Renewable Energy Directive in 2019. Enel’s CEO Francesco Starace has actively engaged on the EU’s 2030 GHG emission reduction target, and in 2020 he advocated for a target of “at least 55% by 2030” in an open letter.

Positioning on Energy Transition: Enel seems to support the transition of the energy mix, in its 2019 Sustainability Report mentioning the “benefits of energy transition” and the opportunities from decarbonization. The CEO Francesco Starace stated the “need to focus on electrifying our public transport systems” in 2018. In 2020, Enel also appeared to show support for the electrification of transport in its News and Media section on its corporate website. Then the company appears to support the alignment of the ETD with the EU's climate goals, through the removal of fossil fuel tax exemptions as expressed in the ETD consultation response in 2020. Enel has also advocated for an expanded role for green hydrogen in the energy mix in its response to the EU Hydrogen Strategy consultation in 2020.

Industry Association Governance: Enel publicly discloses a limited list of industry association memberships, however it does not comment on how the company is attempting to influence these groups, nor has it published a full audit disclosure of its industry links. The company is a member of numerous trade associations, some of which actively and positively lobby on climate change. These include influential roles in the board of directors at International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), SolarPower Europe, Wind Europe and SmartEn.

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
2 2 NA 2 NS 2 NS NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
2 1 NA 2 1 NS NS NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS 1 NS NS NS 1 NS NA
Support of UN Climate Process
2 1 NS 1 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation
1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax
0 NS -1 0 2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading
1 2 0 1 0 NS NS NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS 0 0 1 -1 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy
1 1 1 0 0 0 NS NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
1 1 NS 1 1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS 1 1 2 2 1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships
0 NA 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Strength of Relationship
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73%
 
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80%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.