During 2022, Eni was strongly committed to raising widespread sensitivity and awareness of D&I issues through training initiatives.
D&I Matters, the training programme launched in 2019, was revised and updated. It is a space that offers flexible, interactive training in step with the changes we are facing as a company and as people. The programme includes a general introduction on the topic of intersectional inclusion and in-depth coverage of Eni's priority uniqueness targets (gender, age, disability, internationality, sexual orientation and gender identity) with specific information for both colleagues and managers.
The format is mainly realized with the gaming mode because it is deemed more effective for the purpose. The first modules were released last December: uniqueness, inclusive language, teamwork and one dedicated to parenting, with tools and insights on how to be "imperfectly" happy parents with their sons, daughters and at work. New content will be added to the existing modules and new modules will be introduced during 2023.
Corporate Identity courses targeting different segments of the corporate population have been enriched with sections dedicated to D&I strategy and initiatives.
A first pilot module of Bias Free Interview was designed and launched. It is an online course that uses virtual reality to enable recruiters, HR and the technical line to acquire the necessary skills to manage possible unconscious biases related to diversity and inclusion issues in the selection process, and more generally in encounters with managers.
Listening to our people is a cornerstone of the D&I approach at Eni. We have launched and promoted initiatives for more structured activities, including surveys addressed to our target populations. We have collected the opinions of colleagues to understand our strengths and areas for improvement, and the results have been analysed based on the various target groups, among their gender.
On 8 November 2022, the second edition of “Eni for inclusion” was launched. An entire month was dedicated to valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion.
The programme featured:
4 live events with external spokespeople dedicated to the issues of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, always with an eye on our international dimension
4 "Valerio Lundini's Cover" videos presenting inclusion issues with an ironic approach to get people to reflect on the most common biases
1 video from the MiX Festival on LGBTQ+ cinematography and Queer culture and 1 webinar on the keywords of sexual orientation and gender identity made with Parks-Liberi e uguali
All Eniforinclusion events were presented in Workplace – D&I Community, allowing the community to comment, ask questions and give feedback on the initiatives.
Also in 2022, Eni took part in Orange the world 25 November-10 December, the United Nations #OnHerSide campaign against gender-based violence, with a series of activities involving the top management, the active involvement of individual Eni people, initiatives with the Nido Scuola Eni (Eni's company crèche) and many others. The Eni world was coloured in orange for OrangeTheWorld. The windows of the Plenitude flagship stores changed their lighting and adopted the campaign colour. The Enjoy fleet also "wore Orange". The emergency number against violence against women, 1522, was promoted through these two channels and was also printed on gas and electricity bills to reach all customers.
In 2022, social media channels were also used more extensively to promote D&I issues and initiatives among the Eni community, supporting events and partnerships, developing ad hoc content and joining the most active conversations (e.g., on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women). An advocacy activity was also developed on Linkedin to showcase Eni and its top management as promoters of a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Diversity & Inclusion has become an issue with strong attraction and retention implications not only for people already working in the company, but also for those entering the labour market. A new section within Eni's Linkedin page dedicated to inclusion has been created for this purpose, focusing on the value of diversity for Eni and on the actions taken.