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Rome, Italy
Brands and Associated Companies
Endesa, Enel Green Power , Empresa Nacional de Geotermia, Enel Brasil
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Enel is strategically engaged on various climate change policies, with predominately positive positions. At the global level, the organization supported binding, science-based GHG emissions targets for COP21 in 2015 and has since promoted the Paris Agreement in its communications. Enel has transparently disclosed positions on various climate policies through its sustainability reporting. For example, Enel has communicated support for the EU ETS as a key EU climate policy, having advocated in favour of EU ETS reforms in 2015 and, in 2016, having signed a letter supporting revisions to deliver GHG reductions in line with Paris. However, Enel has also disclosed that it does not support national carbon taxes in Europe, explaining that its support for such policy is limited for countries with a "weaker institutional framework." Enel's position on renewable energy legislation has become increasingly positive since 2016. In 2017, Enel CEO Francesco Starace called for more ambitious policy in Italy and the company also supported raising the ambition on the EU's 2030 renewable energy target to 35%. Enel is also supporting other measures to help a low-carbon transition. For example, in 2018, Enel CEO Francesco Starace has vocally advocated for measures to accelerate electrification throughout the EU economy and Enel has specifically promoted efforts towards the electrification of transport. In 2017, CEO Francesco Starace argued that "new coal is finished" but separately suggested there might be a role for "legacy assets” with new technology to help reduce emissions. Enel discloses on its trade association memberships and Enel CEO Francesco Starace has been President of Eurelectric since June 2017. Whilst Eurelectric has become increasingly positive on climate since 2015, it has continued to lobby mixed positions on certain policies impacting coal in Europe which are seemingly misaligned with Enel’s support for climate and a swift decarbonization of the EU energy system.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 NA NS 2 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 1 NA 2 2 1 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation 1 2 NS NS NS 0 1 NA
UN Treaty Support 2 1 NS 1 1 2 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax 0 NS -1 NS 2 NS NS NA
Emissions Trading 1 2 1 1 1 1 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS 0 1 0 -2 NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 1 1 0 0 0 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 NS 1 1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 1 2 2 0 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NA 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
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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.