Eni does not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, nationality, political opinion, sexual orientation, social status, physical ability or age. We are a global energy company: our roots may be in Italy but our outlook is worldwide. Our all-embracing vision recognises how so many different people, countries and cultures contribute to the growth and success of our company. In Eni, diversity is a resource that helps us face our global challenges. We express our identity through the acknowledgement that differences in culture, age and gender are assets.
A key factor in human development
Gender equality is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 5), calling for the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls around the world by 2030. In Eni, we have introduced sustainable development projects that promote equal opportunities as a growth factor for the whole community. One example is the Halo Trust in Angola, whose “100 Women in Demining” project involves women working to clear minefields, providing them with a helping hand on their path to economic independence.
To have any real effect, gender equality must involve concrete solutions: it must include opportunities and services that provide truly effective support to women throughout their whole careers. An example of this is equal pay, which at Eni currently stands at 98 per cent.
We also support equal opportunities through initiatives to promote the study of technical and scientific subjects among young women and girls. Our aim is to see more and more women in science and technology, with the hope that one day they’ll join us in Eni.
We always want to do better
Source: Eni for 2018
at Eni in 2018
+4.4 % women
hired in 2018 vs 2017
98 % equal
25 % women
in leadership roles in 2018
Eni is committed to creating a work environment in which a diversity of personal and cultural views are regarded both as assets and as sources of mutual enrichment, as well as critical to our sustainability as a business.
Building partnerships with the countries we operate in has always been part of how we work and has enabled us to grow into a global energy company. Everyone contributes and shares their culture, creating a genuine professional community. Data from our Upstream operations shows the percentage of local employees out of the total workforce reaches 87 per cent in countries where we have a long-term presence (such as Nigeria, Congo, Egypt, Libya and Kazakhstan). Numbers are also rising steadily in countries that have recently joined the Group (such as Mexico, Ghana and Myanmar). It’s also worth noting that in all the countries we operate in, we guarantee a minimum rate of pay significantly higher than the market rate for our local staff.
Promoting dialogue between people of different ages is vital to our approach to diversity and we carry out several initiatives to capture the know-how of some of our more experienced colleagues. Two examples are the Mentoring project, which connects more recently hired employees with experienced managers, and the Eni Faculty, whose 550 active trainers access and share our vast internal knowledge base.
Diversity in practice
Eni's diversity guarantees are based on the principles and values expressed in the company's Mission, Code of Ethics and "Our People" Policy, which are enshrined in our internal governance system. These principles and values are sanctioned by a performance measurement system that is framed by concrete diversity objectives and involves everyone who works with us.
hired in 2018
98% women’s pay
compared to men’s
87% local employees
in historic Upstream countries
68% local employees
in new Upstream countries