Eni’s commitment to its people: D&I Matters
In 2019, the D&I Matters training and internal communication programme was launched to help develop widespread awareness. The programme focuses on key diversity areas, analysed from an unconscious bias perspective, and shares information on company activities aimed at overcoming stereotypes. The engagement and involvement of people at Eni who shared their own experiences to support this initiative was crucial. To date, 10 stages of the programme have been completed (unconscious bias, interculturalism, gender, 4 sessions on generations and mentorship, 2 on disability and one on women in technical careers) and, in parallel, an open space has been set up on the EniCampus training platform for in-depth training and cultural analysis of all the topics addressed. In 2020, the programme was further boosted by the Eni Global Inclusion Event, which addressed issues of inclusion and diversity in an even more integrated way and was delivered digitally. Around 700 of Eni’s people worldwide were involved in the in-depth study of the meanings that these issues hold within the corporate culture and their own daily and working lives. During the event, five colleagues directly shared their stories, raising awareness even further and increasing individual awareness and empowerment. The programme continued in 2021, with new stages and new stories of our people, because concrete examples are the best antidote against any prejudice.
Eni’s commitment to its people: training
The "Eni Global Inclusion" event was also the opportunity to launch the training campaign on Unconscious Bias for both managers and the whole company workforce. The course is available in English and Italian and will soon be available in French. It addresses the topic both from a theoretical point of view, with a series of exercises and opportunities for self-observation, as well as by sharing insights aimed at strengthening individual awareness and the ability to manage prejudice correctly and effectively. In 2021, a trial involving an initial group of 30 began on a digital platform which, through role play, allows participants to improve conversation skills and develop greater awareness and self-confidence, while also addressing D&I issues with the help of interactive coaching. Eni has joined the Orange the world global initiative against gender-based violence, 25 November - 10 December and the UN campaign #ONHERSIDE with a series of activities: communications from top management, including the CEO and the Chairman, on the reasons for supporting the campaign, the chance for Eni people to take part individually with a small gift to women made by their colleagues (an origami tulip), the Eni headquarters in Rome and EniStations being lit up orange for the launch, a new e-learning course on Harassment and a psychological support service for those who suffer harassment or gender-based violence, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The issue is also dealt with in the new Eni Code of Ethics, for which a dedicated training campaign is planned during 2021. On the issue of gender equality, the first WISE Women in Search of Excellence course was launched in 2020. The initiative stems from meetings between a network of colleagues seeking to improve female involvement within their respective professional fields – an interesting example of an autonomous diversity community acting for the purpose of collective cultural change.
Read more about Eni's information, awareness and training campaigns from page 46 of Eni for 2021.