Enel, with the aim of safeguarding the health, safety and general wellbeing of its workers and the workers of companies with which it collaborates worldwide, constantly promotes greater attention to and awareness of risks, encouraging the increasing adoption of responsible conduct. In July 2016 the “Safety Personalized Plan” event was held at the Enel Auditorium in Rome dedicated to contracting companies in order to share good practice and collect proposals to improve health and safety. The event was organized using the “World Café” system, establishing 6 main themes (Conduct; Procedures; Planning work, supervision and controls; Safety in design; Training and communication; Safety in procurement processes) which were discussed and analyzed by a similar number of work groups. Each work group, which consisted of a representative of Enel and workers from the companies, made its contribution to each theme proposed, by rotating the participants around the different discussion tables. As a member of the Business Integrity Forum of Transparency International Italia, which consists of large Italian companies active in cultural dissemination projects in the field of integrity and ethics and in adopting instruments to combat corruption, in November 2016 Enel implemented initiatives to promote the SME Integrity Kit in order to create value from the correctness, loyalty, and sense of responsibility which are part of the DNA of Italian small and medium size companies. Enel sent an email to all the approved suppliers which have their registered office in Italy and gave them the data needed to access and the means of using the service and made available the procurement help desk to provide their own suppliers with relevant information.
Circular economy in the sustainable supply chain
The circular economy is an economic system which describes the steps to be taken for sustainable reform of the production of goods and services. As part of Global Procurement the evolution towards a circular approach requires profound knowledge of material flows, in terms of components, environmental impacts and the possibility of recycling products. Part of this context is also the project on the “Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)”. The purpose of these declarations is to quantify and present objective data (water consumption, CO2, soil, atmospheric emissions, etc.) relating to the whole life cycle of our supplies, which have never previously been defined in a standard way that allows comparisons to be drawn. The advantages from this process will concern the definition of reference benchmarks for the supplies that we acquire (triggering a continuous improvement process in both internal performance and that of our suppliers); control of the Group’s environmental footprint and a reduction in costs as a result of the monitoring of consumption and the optimization of production processes.
The EPD project falls within the work to operate sustainable worksites promoted by Renewables and Global Thermal Generation as inputs and outputs of the system. The sustainable worksite is a model for efforts to construct and restructure plants where safeguarding the environment, rational use of resources and a focus on health characterize every detail of the daily work carried out. The worksite model also envisages the constant monitoring of activities in terms of environmental performance, in order to generate continuous improvement mechanisms and realize a virtuous and effective collaboration also with contractors and suppliers. The adoption of innovative solutions on the worksite, both in terms of materials and in terms of engineering and infrastructure, as well as the increasingly marked orientation towards the reuse of materials and equipment, confirm that Enel is gradually shifting from a linear economy to a circular and more virtuous economy, which puts resources back into the production cycle instead of considering them as waste to be disposed of.
|% of approved suppliers evaluated for safety aspects: introduction of evaluation criteria for health and safety aspects for the main product groups||100% by 2019|
|% of approved suppliers evaluated for environmental aspects: introduction of evaluation criteria for environmental aspects for the main product groups||100% by 2019|
|% of approved suppliers evaluated for human rights or business ethics aspects for the main product groups||100% by 2019|