We look to the UN’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as international agreements, as a crucial point of reference for our activities, regulatory system and governance, which are designed to protect the dignity of every human being and the wellbeing of our people. Eni’s commitment is explained in its Statement on Respect for Human Rights and is included in other key company regulatory documents such as the Code of Ethics and the Sustainability Policy. Eni's approach to Human Rights is also confirmed in the Global Framework Agreement on Industrial Relations (internationally) and on Corporate Social Responsibility, renewed in June 2019, where there is an explicit reference to the UNGPs.
Thanks to the work it has carried out in recent years, in 2020, Eni was ranked first, ex aequo with another company, by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB). "This result confirms our commitment to the respect for human rights, which is essential on our path to a just transition that brings access to energy for all, while protecting the environment and reducing the gaps among countries", said Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer.
Eni has also published "Eni for Human Rights", the first complete report by the company with transparent information on its concrete commitment to human rights, based on its last few years of work, with the collaboration and contribution of international experts and industry organisations. Published for the first time in December 2019, the new edition in June 2020 has an update on the company's commitment to human rights and the action it has taken in the field.
The CEO, along with other 35 CEOs of other major companies that are part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has joined the Call to Action Initiative through which CEOs and top managers communicated their commitment on the topic in addition to signing the CEO Guide on Human Rights.