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Company Response

26 Jul 2021

Enel responds

As stated in our Human Rights policy, we condemn any violation of human rights. The respect of human rights is one of our core principles and we hold our partners and suppliers to this same standard... The report “In Broad Daylight: Uyghur Forced Labor and Global Solar Supply Chains” includes four suppliers we resort to for allegation of exposure to forced labour through their supply chain. We take the allegations against the solar supply chain seriously, that is why, despite this being just a claim, we are adopting some specific actions in this sense... We have undertaken a number of initiatives to tackle the situation that, namely: [r]equest to suppliers to develop a real time traceability system that allows to guarantee and verify the origin of every single material that compose the solar panel; [v]erification, benchmarking and requests for improvements to the codes of ethics (or similar documents) of our suppliers using our standards as a reference; [o]n-site audit planning, with particular focus on sustainability, at the factories, located in the People's Republic of China, that are involved in the supply of materials and equipment used in the solar panels; [and] [t]o purchase photovoltaic modules, we require modules suppliers that materials and components are produced in the respect of human rights.