The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and International Conventions are key references for Eni for guiding our activities, our regulatory system and governance towards the respect for and promotion of human rights.
Our commitment is reflected in Eni's Declaration on Respect for Human Rights and in a series of documents relating to our internal organisation and relations with external parties, such as the Code of Ethics, the Sustainability Policy and the Supplier Code of Conduct.
Eni's approach to human rights is also confirmed in the international Global Framework Agreement on Industrial Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, which was renewed in June 2019, and has an explicit reference to the UNGPs. We were also accepted as an 'Engaged Corporate Participant' in the Voluntary Principles Initiative (VPI), the multi-stakeholder initiative involving governments, corporations and NGOs, that focuses on respect for human rights in the management of security operations. VPI has defined and promotes the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHRs), a set of principles on respect for human rights in the management of security operations, to support extractive companies.
Finally, Eni ranked first in the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) Human Rights Index in 2020, tied with only one other company.