Today, Eni North Africa is more than ever committed to sustainability , as proved by its ambitious social investments program initiated in 2006, after the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Gaddafi Development Foundation with the sponsorship of the Libyan National Oil Corporation.
Out of the MoU experience and in order to systematize and standardize the management of its social investment program, the Company has developed a public standard (SIM 01: 2009) to contribute providing the private sector with guidelines and requirements for the management of Social Investment programs developed in the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.
In November 2009 this standard has been recognized as consistent and applicable by the Technical Ethic Committee of RINA SpA, the same international certificatory body who has already assessed the compliance of Eni NA’s Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management System according to ISO 140001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
In February 2010, RINA auditors assessed the compliance of the Company”s social investment system to the Standard through the review of relevant documentation and field visits to some sample projects’ sites. In particular, they visited Zuwarah’s school; Leptis Magna and Sabratah archaeological sites and the Department of Environmental Engineering – Sabratah - 7th of April University.
Eni North Africa’s social investment experience and the certification of its management system represent a tangible proof of the Company governance of sustainability, as well as a good practice to be potentially spread to other Eni E&P Business Units dealing with social development activities.
Last updated on 23/07/10