Sustainable Procurement Goals

Published on Wednesday, 21 July 2021

“We are constantly improving together through sustainability and innovation, by identifying new ideas to ensure that the impact of our production processes is increasingly sustainable.”

– Francesca Di Carlo, Head of Global Procurement

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Supplier Development Program

In July 2020, Procurement Italy opened a historic new chapter in our relationship with our suppliers thanks to the Supplier Development Program. This program allows us to make resources and experience available to our partners, enabling them to embark on a process of growth in terms of entrepreneurship, competences and sustainable development.  

“To be a leader, we need the motivation and involvement of the businesses that work with us, as part of a relationship that goes well beyond the purely commercial and is based on constant dialogue and sharing.”

– Alda Paola Baldi, Head of Procurement Italy

The Program is aimed at our entire supply chain but with particular attention to small and medium enterprises involved in sectors of strategic interest to the Group.  

Participating companies can take advantage of financial services, managerial and technical training, special agreements and consultancy services in various areas with a focus on innovation, technological development and sustainability.

A practical example of a shared experience with our partners comes in the form of "Sportello imprese" (Business Desk). It consists of periodic individual meetings which are aimed at supporting the companies that work with us in terms of growth and requalification, in light of the transformation process under way in the energy sector.

Financial services

Thanks to collaboration agreements with our partners, we also make tools offered by our partners available to our suppliers, which can facilitate access to liquid assets as well as promoting and supporting growth. This includes services like confirming, which is an alternative to other methods of invoice factoring, and supply chain agreements, which are instruments whereby banks, given the industrial relationship with the head of the supply chain, can make access to credit and a wide range of financing options easier, particularly options relating to investments in the circular economy and those evolving from an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) perspective.

Training

Training is a gateway to the world of work and thus is the key to building one’s future. There can be no social sustainability without training, and for this reason quality education (SDG #4) was included on the United Nations’ list of Sustainable Development Goals.

Thanks to dedicated programs, we support the businesses in our supply chain with initiatives aimed at developing and increasing a qualified workforce, in collaboration with accredited training institutes and educational institutions across Italy.  

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Also part of this context are our Academy programs, organized in collaboration with the Elis consortium to support businesses in selecting and training newly qualified staff. Thanks to these projects, over 250 people have already received training in the network and renewables sectors.  

There are numerous initiatives designed to bring schools and the business world together, including Career Days, during which our Group’s investment plan and also the various development programs offered by our contractors are presented to students. Between April and July 2021, the first six Career Days were held at technical institutes in Palermo, Syracuse, Reggio Calabria, Bari, Aprilia and Venice.

But training isn’t aimed solely at individuals entering the workforce for the first time: we also offer requalification programs aimed at businesses and their employees that will encourage them to convert their business towards involvement in the energy transition. Specifically, we offer technical training courses in renewable development that include photovoltaic panel and Enel X product installation.  

The Program is constantly growing and evolving, so check out the dedicated site for all our Procurement updates. 

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