Eni is aware of the need to maintain a responsible approach to the issue of biomass that goes beyond mere compliance with the law. Therefore, to ensure sustainable management right throughout the supply chain that involves converting certain refineries into biorefineries, it has outlined a series of general principles and selective criteria to be adopted, as well as some specific to palm oil. Furthermore, where deemed necessary, Eni will evaluate the need to define specific policies for other biomasses used. The rules Eni follows meet sustainability standards when it comes to selecting suppliers and defining the clauses of biomass supply contracts and guarantees the following where certified raw materials are concerned:
- that they do not come from cultivated areas obtained from the conversion of areas characterised by a high carbon content, such as wetlands and forests;
- that they do not come from ecosystems characterised by high levels of biodiversity, such as areas covered by primary or secondary forest or in any case from ecosystems of recognised natural value;
- that specific certification schemes are, where applicable, certified according to sustainability standards recognised at European or international level.