Neoenergia remains in the 17th portfolio of the Corporate
Sustainability Index (ISE B3), announced on Wednesday (29) by B3 for the
four-month period from January to April 2022. This is the second time in a row
that the company has been included in the portfolio, two and a half years after
the IPO. The index brings together 46 companies from 27 sectors.
Created in 2005, it is the
fourth in the world, and includes companies with the best social,
environmental, and corporate governance practices. Companies holding the 200
most liquid shares in B3 are the ones invited to the process. ISE has assessed
Neoenergia’s economic and financial aspects and its performance from ESG
perspective. In 2021, it started using the CDP Climate score as the basis for
assessing the climate notebook. In its debut in the CDP, the company scored A-,
thus validating its admission not only to the CDP but also to the ISE.
“Remaining in the ISE B3
portfolio is a confirmation that we continue to evolve positively in our
sustainable management model based on the best governance and transparency
practices. Even before the ESG term came into evidence, Neoenergia already
operated with a total focus on these principles, always looking far beyond the
sustainability concept. This result reflects that our pioneering spirit
in ESG is leading us along the right path of developing our business in an
increasingly sustainable way and, at the same time, being recognized by society",
celebrates Mario Ruiz-Tagle, Neoenergia's CEO.
The company is one of the
leaders in the Brazilian electric sector and it is in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (U.N.), with
special focus on SDG 7, aimed at ensuring accessible and Clean Energy, and SDG
13, fight against climate change. Accordingly, it adopts an energy model that
prioritizes innovation and clean, smart, and reliable energy. Aligned with
Iberdrola, its parent company, it seeks to contribute to the economy's
decarbonization and is targeting to neutralize carbon emissions by 2050. To
this end, it invests especially in wind and solar generation, sustainable
mobility, and smart grids.
By 2022, Neoenergia will
reach 90% of its installed capacity in renewable sources, a profile that is
even cleaner than the Brazilian energy matrix. Two strategic wind complexes are
under construction - Chafariz (PB) and Oitis (PI and BA) - which will lead the company to
triple its installed capacity in wind power, in addition to Luzia solar complex (PB), the company's first
photovoltaic complex for centralized generation. Besides contributing to clean
energy expansion, these investments generate economic, social, and
environmental benefits for the Northeast and the country.