The commitment and professionalism of employees and contract staff make Eni the top performer for safety among the world’s oil companies.
New "Environment Award" announced
San Donato Milanese (Milano), 16 May 2016 – Today is Eni’s 5th "Safety Day", which was marked by company chairman Emma Marcegaglia and chief executive Claudio Descalzi and with the presentation of the positive results achieved by the company in terms of its safety performance.
Commitment, professionalism and a culture of safety in 2015 enabled Eni to confirm the best performance in HSE among all of the companies in the Oil & Gas sector, with an injury frequency rate per million hours worked of 0.2, a reduction of 40% compared with 2014 with a further 10% improvement in the first quarter of 2016. This excellent result is put in context when compared with the average injury rate with absence from work in Italy and Europe, which are more than 10 both in the industrial sector and among workers in general.
The performance was even better among contractors - confirming the efforts and action taken both upstream, in selection and qualification, and downstream, in terms of awareness, engagement and controls by third-parties - which, in 2015, showed a 43% improvement in injury rate.
In short: Today the likelihood of injury to those working with Eni and for Eni is one in every five million hours worked.
Health, safety and respect for the environment are central to Eni’s operating model, and the company is investing 40% of the Italy Plan 2016 to 2019 in safety and the environment with a significant commitment to involve the entire workforce (i.e. employees as well as contractors) which amounts to around 100,000 people and more than 270 million hours worked per year and has seen the delivery of more than 300,000 hours of training a year.
Health, safety and the environment are all pillars of Eni’s strategy and the Safety Day is the most important event in the HSE area, which aims to underline the importance and attention that management gives to the issue, promoting the culture of safety in all those who work with and for Eni.
"We shouldn’t take these figures for granted, because when it comes to the safety of our workforce we must always be striving to improve until we reach zero injuries and zero accidents," commented Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi. "Many of our activities can already boast of many years without injuries, but our goal is to extend our efforts even further until we reach zero. Therefore, I take this opportunity to launch another major initiative: the Environment Award which from next year will recognise areas of the business that have been able to overtake and improve our already high standards in environmental management."
During the event the chairman, Emma Marcegaglia, and chief executive, Claudio Descalzi, presented an award to the most virtuous areas: for the Upstream sector Petrobel and the Distretto Meridionale (DIME), in R&M the Livorno refinery, for EniPower for the Brindisi power station, for Versalis the Brindisi Petrochemical plant, for Syndial for the Environmental Laboratories (LABO), for Midstream Gas & Power Tigáz, for the Retail Market Gas & Power Adriaplin and, finally, EniServizi.
An additional 13 "face of safety" prizes were awarded to employees or teams who have distinguished themselves by an act of courage, for introducing a production or management innovation or developed a project whose results have been measured in the field and recognised by colleagues.
Finally, in the afternoon, during the Safety Day dedicated to Eni contractors, Safety Awards were presented to the third-party companies that have achieved the best results for safety in the last year. These were: Impresa Costruzioni Dal Magro Spa, Rosetti Marino SpA, Pergemine Spa, Dietsmann, I.C.E.L. Di Argentieri Piuma Antonio S.A.S., Ratbaa Contracting Co. LLC, SEACOR Marine, Intercantieri Vittadello SpA, S.J.Abed General Enterprises LTD, Weatherford International, MAE ambiente s.r.l. and Colser Servizi SCRL.