Sustainability Report

Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do. To illustrate this, for the second year in a row, we have prepared our Sustainability Report based on GRI/SASB standards. Furthermore, in our strategy and in this report, we started to lay out the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) that are priorities for our operations and in our relationships. The Report gives an outline of Eneva, that includes key performance indicators, and sets out in detail the actions taken with our stakeholders.

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Sustainability Report

Letter from Management

  • Pedro Zinner

    CEO of Eneva

    For Eneva, 2020 was clearly the driving force behind our sustainability strategy. We have been reflecting on our purpose, investing in a number of ESG initiatives, and giving the topic greater visibility. We take this matter seriously and will commit to specific KPIs and goals.

  • Jerson Kelman

    Chairman of Eneva

    The Generation of Electricity is the starting point for the transition towards clean energy, making it an essential element in the fight against climate change, controlling global warming and meeting the growing ESG demanded by stakeholders.

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Growing Responsibly

Our goal is to grow in a sustainable way, broadening our role in the transition of the energy market and consolidating our position as an intelligent solution-focussed company. In order for this to become a reality, we have developed (supported by an independent consultant) a materiality assessment to determine the most relevant issues in our operations and our relationships as perceived by the main stakeholders. Our materiality matrix has pointed out the most relevant themes, split into strategic pillars of our business and correlated with the GRI and SASB indicators, in addition to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).

ESG Strategy

Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do. We are aware that we need to constantly revisit the environmental, social and governance impacts of our operations, not only to manage risks responsibly , but also to identify opportunities for the allocation of capital in new businesses, which guarantee the healthy endurance of the company. To see the highlights of our performance, please click here.

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Fighting Covid-19

From the moment that the public authorities acknowledged the proliferation of Covid-19, we have been closely monitoring and adhering to the recommendations and all recommended protocols, concentrating on the safety of our teams, both our own and those of third parties, as well as of those communities surrounding our operations. Additionally, well aware of our role in the places we operate, we have donated hygiene, health and personal protection materials.

By the beginning of July 2021, more than

700 hospitals

in 698 municipalities had benefited from the Saving Lives Project, led by BNDES and to which Eneva donated

R$ 1,2 million

between 2020 and 2021. These funds were used to purchase PPE and equipment needed to supply oxygen to hospitals.

In 2020, over

R$ 23 million

was invested in actions to combat covid-19.

We created the infrastructure to respond to the pandemic without affecting our operations, and generating more than

7,000 GWh

of energy to supply essential activities.

Our People

We believe that our main asset are our people and that the biggest challenge for our sustainable growth is to maintain the culture and pride in belonging to our team. Therefore, we invest in the workforce in those locations that surround our operations, in order to generate true opportunities for professional development, anchored in our ‘way of being’ and in management based on trust, resilience and merit.

We look to having a diverse workforce, addressed in our Code of Ethics, for example, which determines our commitment to respecting diversity and the furtherance of fair and equal opportunities for employees’ development and advancement. With this in mind, we carried out the blind selection process for our first Trainee Program:

Candidates selected from 15 different states

56% from the Northeast region.

12% from the North region of the country.

32% women in the pool of contractors.

Employability in the North and Northeast regions

126 new direct jobs created in the North and Northeast Region in 2020 as a result of our investments in Maranhão, Amazonas and Roraima.

76 people directly benefited from our training programs for local labor in the states of Amazonas and Roraima.

In 2020, 69% of our employees were located in the North and Northeast regions. In our operations in the North, 62% already resided in the same region as when they were hired, whereas in the Northeast, 84% were from the same region.

Training and development

In 2020, we invested around R$ 1,6 million in training for our teams.

We launched Academia do Conhecimento (The Knowledge Academy), an online platform with a training portfolio. Over the year 1.134 employees trained on the platform.

Strengthening of local communities

In 2020, In order to help communities become more autonomous through education, training and sustainable development, we standardized our social programs, with three main focuses:

In 2020, 62.000 people benefited both directly and indirectly from our social programs.

We invested R$ 1,3 million in social projects supported by incentive laws, which benefited 12 projects.

Investing for regional development

R$ 2,2 millions invested in 2020 in the maintenance and expansion of our operations in the States of Ceará, Maranhão, Amazonas and Roraima.

R$ 1,2 billion invested in 2020 in the roll-out of the Azulão-Jaguatirica integrated Project, which will result in increased reliability of the system and an estimated 26% reduction in the cost of power generation in Roraima.

Support the development of local industry through our Supplier Development Program, with a 143% increase in the amount contracted from local suppliers in 2020.

We tripled the number of suppliers included in our performance evaluation process and achieved a Supplier Development Index of 92,1/100 for compliance with health, safety and environmental norms and standards.

We invested R$700 million in 2020 (31% of the Company's total investments) in the roll out closing of the cycle for natural gas plants in the Parnaíba Complex, which will lead to an estimated 35% reduction in the emissions from our gas generation park.

The Jaguatirica II plant will lead to an estimated 35% reduction in CO2 emissions and the generation matrix in the state of Roraima.

We are strategically positioned to expand the supply of gas in the North and Northeast regions, contributing to the reduction of C02 in electricity generation and in the industry.

We undertook our first study of climate risks, which will be incorporated into our risk matrix and taken into consideration in a more structured way in our strategic planning.

Robust environmental management system
435 hectares were preserved in our assets’ area of influence.


In 2020, we carried out our 1st Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory assured by an independent party and joined the CDP, a non-profit organization that manages a global system of disclosure for environmental impacts. We are committed to responding to climate change and water security questionnaires relating to our environmental performance in 2020.