The representation of performance by business area presented here is based on the approach used by management in monitoring Group performance for the two periods under review, taking account of the operational model adopted by the Group as described above.
Taking account of the provisions of IFRS 8 regarding the management approach, the new organization modified the structure of reporting, as well as the representation and analysis of Group performance and financial position, as from September 30, 2016. More specifically, performance by business area reported in this Annual Report was determined by designating the Regions and Countries perspective as the primary reporting segment. In addition, account was also taken of the possibilities for the simplification of disclosures associated with the materiality thresholds also established under IFRS 8 and, therefore, the item “Other, eliminations and adjustments” includes not only the effects from the elimination of intersegment transactions, but also the figures for the Parent Company, Enel SpA, and the Upstream Gas Division.
The following chart outlines these organizational arrangements.
The main changes in the organizational model, which remains based on an matrix structure of Divisions, include the integration of the various companies belonging to the Enel Green Power Group in the various Divisions by geographical area, functionally including the large hydro activities that are still formally operated by the thermal generation companies, and a new definition of the geographical areas (Italy, Iberia, Europe and North Africa, Latin America, North and Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, Central/Parent Company).
The new business structure is also broken down as follows: Thermal Generation and Trading, Infrastructure and Networks, Renewables, Retail, Services and Parent Company.