Partnerships and projects for the community
Edison views partnerships with nonprofit associations, charitable organizations, NGOs, foundations, cooperatives and socially minded entities as an integral part of its corporate responsibility, because they represent effective tools to dialog with civil society and its stakeholders. In 2009, Edison established a Committee to evaluate socially useful projects, with the goal of addressing the need for specific guidelines, and adopt a proactive approach in seeking out such projects and making their development process transparent. Consistent with this approach, the Company selected projects for implementation at the locations where it operates, which require the direct involvement of its employees and focus on priority issues, such as the promotion of sustainable development and energy efficiency, sports and culture (http://www.edisongeneration.it).
Particularly important projects carried out in 2010 included “Together for Haiti” and “It’s my right. It’s my life!”, a project selected in 2009 by the Social Committee that deals with the rights of children and vulnerable women in Egypt (see special article).
In addition, Edison supports “Sodalitas Social Innovation” project aimed at facilitating partnering between for profit entities and non-profit institutions.