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Socio-economic development of the communities

Enel's commitment

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

The projects for the socio-economic development of local communities concern activities relating to the development of labor; development of infrastructure; transfer of skills and manufacturing knowhow to the local population; support for entrepreneurship in the community. An example follows.

The project

“Cadena Productivas”

Location: San Antonio, Viotá, Ubalá, Gachalá, Gama and Gachetá – Cundinamarca

Business Line: Renewables

Asset: Guavio, Cadena Río Bogotá Pagua

Installed Capacity: Guavio 1,210 MW, Paraiso 276 MW, Guaca 324 MW

Sub Category: Supporting entrepreneurial activities in the community

Beneficiaries 2016: 296

Planning: 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2017

Partners: Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Cundinamarca, Society for international Development Cooperation - SOCODEVI (by its acronym in Spanish), Agricultural Association and No National Farmers Mámbita Ubalá Township - ASOAGROMA (by its acronym in Spanish)


Business issue: 

Defend existing business and open new job opportunities favouring the social and economic development of the communities in the countries where we operate.

Project: 

Render a local product an opportunity of social inclusion and boost to the economic development of rural communities.

Cadenas Productivas is a program developed in Colombia focused on the development of the local agro-industrial sector in cocoa and coffee.

In addition the project aims to strengthen the (administrative, associative and commercial) organizations, provide technical assistance as well as equipment and tools. Among the objectives sought there are: promoting sustainable farming, knowledge and technology transfer, encouraging working in partnership and generating public-private partnerships.

Value for Enel: 

Defend the existing business and develop new opportunities by increasing stakeholder loyalty, engage the local community in a long-term social and economic development program to prevent further “compensation” investments at a later stage.

Value for stakeholders: 

Improvement of cultivation techniques, strengthening the marketing of products and increasing the local disposable income. Promote job opportunities in order to reduce the emigration to other more productive areas.