The circular economy in our strategy

We consider the entire life cycle of products and services

The principles of circularity underpin Eni’s commitment, along with environmental protection. Through the implementation of a circular model, business processes are overhauled, minimising the withdrawal of natural resources and favouring the use of sustainable inputs, reducing and exploiting waste through recovery or recycling, and extending the service life of products and assets through reuse or reconversion. We also invest in research and technological innovation and benefit from local partnerships

Our circular economy model is based on 6 pillars

Eni’s circular economy model also includes 3 levers that constitute tools to support the application of circularity principles.

The model’s 3 levers

A new development paradigm is essential to take us from the linear growth model to a circular model that makes it possible to reduce and transform waste, giving a second life to existing material.
Claudio Descalzi Chief Executive Officer

Vertical integration in bio-refining

NFocusing on circularity, Eni applies a vertically integrated approach to bio-refining. For example, in the Republic of Congo, Kenya, Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire and Algeria, Eni is structuring an agri-hub network to supply its bio-refineries and achieve a production target of 200,000 tonnes of vegetable oil by 2026, promoting local development. Furthermore, Eni works with farmers to recover marginal land that is not suitable for food purposes in order to cultivate plants for energy use. The consolidation of this model, which has important employment implications for the region, favours the energy transition of the countries involved, integrating them into the biofuel value chain.

Partnerships, alliances and collaborations: together for the local area

We have about 90 active agreements and partnerships with private entities, public administrations and various kinds of organisations. Our transformative approach and circularity platform are the basis for strengthening a change that is already based on long-term relationships with local stakeholders, on attention to the specific features of local areas, and on listening to and including stakeholders in the promotion of new cultural models.

Some of the most important partnerships and collaborations

The Circular Consumption Charter

This document identifies a set of guiding principles and is the result of a consumer journey initiated by Eni in cooperation with the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and the 19 trade associations recognised by the Ministry of Economic Development.

Measuring circularity

For Eni, measuring circularity is an essential tool for the control, management, transparency and credibility of the goals and commitments made to its stakeholders in the transition towards a circular economy model. In this regard, the Eni HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality) department, with the support of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, has developed a Circularity Measurement Model, validated by Certiquality, a third-party certification body, based on internationally recognised principles.

The model has been applied to different company areas including operational sites, processes and business units, allowing, through the monitoring of specific indicators including HSE indicators, the detection of both the current circularity levels and the effect of the identified improvement opportunities.

The model also provides for following the guidance of national and international standardisation bodies engaged in drafting standards to measure circularity. Eni is a member of the UNI/CT 057 “Circular Economy” Commission, a mirror of ISO/TC 323 “Circular Economy”.

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Discover the sustainability report that brings together our goals, commitments and achievements for a socially just energy transition.

Working for the transition for us means supporting fair and sustainable access to energy

IWe invest in initiatives that promote access to efficient and sustainable energy, including through the development of new technologies.  

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