Sustainability and innovation are part of Enel’s culture. In Brazil, the company works annually on about 50 projects dedicated to community development as well as environmental protection and the use of innovative technologies. It also offers incentives for entrepreneurship.
Currently, initiatives are divided into three main categories: Mindful Consumption and Local Development; Access to Energy and Energy Efficiency; Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Mindful Consumption and Local Development: this category fosters dialogue with local society to fulfil the specific needs of each place and specifically those at risk. These are awareness projects that aim to use natural resources efficiently with a favourable environmental impact. This area also includes initiatives supporting basic education, professional training, income generation and culture.
Access to Energy and Energy Efficiency: this category allows families not officially served by the electric power grid to get access to energy. It also changes energy conditions for low-income families by donating and installing efficient household appliances and rewiring homes and institutions.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: this category uses the most advanced energy technologies in projects that can transform communities. It relies on the use of renewable sources for energy generation, among other solutions. It also encourages entrepreneurship as a tool for inclusion and economic development.