Constantly improving its ESG performance (Environmental, Social, Governance) in the last years contributed to Terna’s constant growth in sustainability ratings as well as being included in the principal international stock market sustainability indexes as well as the appreciation of socially responsible investors. During 2010, Terna was confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, in the FTSE4Good Global and Europe, in the Axia Ethical and CSR, in the ECPI Ethical Global, Euro and EMU, in the MSCI (formerly known as KLD) Global Sustainability and Europe, in the ASPI Eurozone and in the Ethibel Excellence and Sustainability Europe.
Terna was also admitted to the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and to the new FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Benchmark and Italia SRI Leaders indexes, the only ones considering only listed companies in the Italian Stock Market. Terna’s sustainability is also being examined by banks, investment funds, financial analysts and sustainability agencies with results that stand to witness its value.

In 2010, Terna was included as the sole transmission operator and sole Italian company in the “SAM 2011 Silver Class” of the Electric Utilities. Also this year, the German sustainability agency Oekom assessed Terna for the first time, including the company immediately into the class of “Prime Status” that indicates to socially responsible investors a condition of excellent in sustainability performances. Other recognition received byTerna in 2010 is its inclusion at 44th place and at the second among the utilities in the “Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leader 2010” the special ranking of results
obtained in the social, environment and governance field obtained by the 1,000 major world companies for capitalization and reaching the first place among the utilities and second (only 6 Italian companies are present) in the “Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index” for transparency in communication regarding its CO2 emissions management.

In March 2011, Terna won the “5th Environment Enterprise Prize”, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture (CCIAA) in Rome and sponsored by the UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, for the category “Best cooperation for sustainable development” with the project of bringing electricity to Kami (Bolivia) implemented by various volunteer employees with Terna’s support that supported an international solidarity initiative where Terna’s specific technical expertise played an important role.