Local development: a priority for Eni

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Our approach to local development

We promote Development Programmes and energy access initiatives for communities in the areas that host our activities. Ensuring access to energy means meeting the basic needs of communities, from health and education to supporting local businesses and creating job opportunities.  

Our distinctive "Dual Flag" approach is based on respect for the individual and a willingness to engage in the areas in which we are present to foster development. 

Alliances for Development are based on a deep respect for people, knowledge of local issues and partnerships with national and international bodies developed and consolidated over the years. Inspired also by the Paris Agreements and the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, these collaborations multiply the impacts of initiatives launched in countries, contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda goals. 

Our initiatives to support local communities around the world

Our interventions promote access to essential rights. We work with local and international authorities and partners to promote the right to energy, water, food, education, health, environmental protection and economic development.

Local Development Programmes in Cooperation with Countries

Together with governments, we define Local Development Programmes in line with the UN 2030 Agenda and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) based on five lines of action.

Business-integrated sustainability

As soon as we enter a new country, we adopt instruments in line with the main international standards (defined by IPECA, WBCSD, UN and World Bank), consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are guided in particular by the following

The "Mattei" formula

The strategy developed by Enrico Mattei promotes collaboration with the territories in which we operate to foster sustainable development and meet the needs of communities.

Accessible energy

We support a transition that gives everyone access to reliable and sustainable energy through secure supplies of sources and the use of technologies that support the decarbonization process.

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Partnerships for sustainable development

We initiate projects together with civil society organisations, UN agencies, funds and programmes, national and regional cooperation organisations, financial institutions and the private sector.

All data on our sustainability performance

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