The circular economy is about moving beyond the linear development model, based on energy- and resource-intensive production and consumption, where products become waste at the end of their life cycle. The evolution towards a circular economy model is an opportunity for change that safeguards natural capital and promotes sustainable development towards a low carbon economy, capable of adapting and responding adequately to an increasingly complex socio-economic-environmental context.
Eni's circularity is integrated into the strategies of all its business units. The goal is long-term business sustainability, which can only be achieved through full efficiency from an economic, technical-operational and environmental point of view. Research plays a key role and is reflected in sustainable product and process innovations that can be used on an industrial scale, as evidenced by Eni's patents.