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Enel Cuore Onlus

Enel Cuore Onlus was created in 2003, reflecting Enel’s wish to transparently express its commitment to social solidarity, a form of support for communities which is not only philanthropic but is part of a broader concept of the corporate social role which inspires Enel. In 2016 Enel’s commitment to philanthropic activities remained high, albeit seeking to optimize and focus resources mainly on Italy and targeting primarily children and the elderly who are in difficulty. Thanks to a total contribution of over 6 million euro it was possible to support the voluntary sector in the realization of 32 new projects tailored to people’s needs and with a major impact on communities. The activities were focused on specific current key issues: schools, in the sense of the place to grow and build relations, combating the social isolation of the elderly who are alone and the structured welcome of unaccompanied foreign children arriving in Italy to escape war and poverty. There is still particular attention for the health and wellbeing of young children who are going through an illness as well as for the protection of young children who live in particularly vulnerable families. Supporting parents who are at a difficult moment in their lives means guaranteeing normality for the father-child or mother-child relationship and so strengthening the role of the parents to the benefit of the children and of the whole family. Finally, Enel Cuore’s commitment together with that of Enel Energia has enabled the identification of 4 important socially useful projects to be realized in 4 macro areas of Italy, with the direct involvement of people from Enel who work in the best performing companies in Italy. The areas to which to direct the financial resources were chosen as the treatment and assistance of children who are hospitalized and the growing phenomenon of bullying and cyber-bullying.

Viva gli Anziani! (Long live the elderly!) Project. A city for the elderly, a city for everyone

Preventing social isolation and institutionalization, offering an alternative to the traditional residential responses and home assistance, in accordance with a sharing economy model. The project is being developed over 2016-2017 and is targeted at the elderly aged over 75. The project plans to reach 10 thousand elderly people and will involve 15 cities1.

In collaboration with the Sant’Egidio community.

Unaccompanied foreign children - Never Alone call for proposals

Guaranteeing the wellbeing and integration of unaccompanied foreign children who arrive in Italy alone.
In particular, the initiative aims to acknowledge good practice in welcome, education and training.
Among the various projects proposed for the call 8 were selected and approved.

Projects realized on the basis of the call “Never Alone, per un domani possibile” (Never Alone, for a possible tomorrow), promoted by the EPIM (European Programme for Integration and Migration) and in collaboration with the European foundations2 and the most important Italian banking foundations3.

Fare Scuola (Making Schools) Project

Intervening and improving the quality of environments connected to the various school areas over 3 years in 60 pre-schools and elementary schools in Italy. The local areas are identified so as to favor those schools which, in a context of serious economic, social and cultural distress, are a reference point for communities. The project, which is being carried out in 2015-2017, saw at the end of 2016 the completion of 31 interventions in a similar number of schools, while a further 4 interventions are still being carried out.

In collaboration with the “Fondazione Reggio Children – Centro Loris Malaguzzi”

1 Rome, Genoa, Naples, Catania, Novara, where the project is already active, Venice, Livorno, Campello sul Clitunno, Civitavecchia, Santa Marinella, Brindisi, Reggio Calabria, Sassari, Carbonia, Iglesias, where the project must be implemented in the coming year.
2 Greece, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland.
3 Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione con il Sud, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

Reference SDGs: 
Main actionsTarget
Access to energy3 million beneciaries, mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America by 2020
Social and economic development1.5 million beneciaries* by 2020
Quality education0.4 million beneciaries by 2020
Implementation of new projects for the support of the communities in which Enel operates in order to create shared value and to foster the energy culture 
Diffusion of the Creating Shared Value (CSV) model in the operational activities (Business Development – BD, Engineering & Construction – E&C, Operation & Maintenance – O&M)
Strengthening of strategic partnership and promotion of operational partnership

* Target updated compared to 500 thousand initial beneficiaries.

Sustainability Plan 2017-2019