External recognition

Terna’s sustainability plan was recognised internationally by the Company being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and by receiving other important recognition. In 2009 Terna was also included in the ASPI Eurozone index that selects the 120 most sustainable companies among the 600 European companies with the greatest capitalisation and in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence. Terna’s presence was also confirmed in the FTSE4Good, FTSE KLD, ECPI and Axia. With regard to communication tools, the “Sustainability” section of its website www.terna.it climbed 10 places, from 13th to 4th place in the “CSR on line Award” drafted each year by the independent company Lunquist.
Complete transparency in Terna’s communication with its stakeholders was rewarded also by the Accountability Rating Italy 2009: within this ranking of the first 40 listed companies, Terna moved from 8th place in 2008 to 3rd place in 2009.
Also important was Terna’s inclusion among the 10 finalists in the Corporate Sustainability category of the “The European Business Award”, a recognition awarded to the most successful companies in the 27 members countries of the European Union which also allowed Terna to be rewarded with the “Ruban d’Honneur”.
Attention towards the activities carried out by the Company was demonstrated also by the 6,500 articles published by the press in 2009, marking a significant rise compared to the previous year with a 26% increase in local newspapers.
Furthermore, the high quality of the “media relation” activity was demonstrated by the Demoskopea survey “City Journalists 2009” in which Terna proved to be the company that improved relations with the press the most during 2009 and the only company that registered an increase in the familiarity level with journalists; Terna’s press office ranked third, in terms of quality level, in the energy sector, after the two major Italian energy companies. Journalists placed Terna among the first 10 Italian companies in terms of overall evaluation of economic and strategic management aspects.