San Donato Milanese, 15 October 2019 – Eni was included this year, for the first time, in the top 10 of the companies best reporting on their sustainability performance, an analysis published by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) showed.
Reporting matters is the WBCSD’s annual review of member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports, in partnership with Radley Yeldar (RY). This year’s edition, released yesterday, spanned 159 leading companies from 34 countries.
Eni was recognized by the WBCSD as a “good practice example” for the principle “conciseness and alignment” by being able to create a concise and coherent online summary, recap efficiently its sustainability initiatives, and explain its strategy in a clear and comprehensive way. WBCSD also underlined how having a volume fully dedicated to the company’s decarbonisation strategy allows Eni to cover the topic in detail, while at the same time allowing adequate coverage of the other sustainability topics in the main volume.
Eni For 2018 – the latest version of the company’s sustainability report, released in May – shows how Eni is transforming itself to face global challenges and contribute to delivering on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It highlights the work Eni has carried forward in 2018 and the targets for the next years in priority areas such as climate change, the environment, health and safety, the respect for human rights, education and professional training and local development.
“This result shows our progress in integrating sustainability in the very values of our company,” said Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer. “Communicating our actions in an effective way is crucial to unite our own people, as well as every person we work with, behind the values of sustainability,” he explained.
Eni recently adopted a new Mission, inspired by the SDGs. The new mission reflects the principles on which the company has built its new business model, focusing on long-term investments both in operational and in social terms, and looking beyond short-term profit priorities.
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD aims to make their member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.