The future at the heart of our energy
“We live in a reality characterised by differences and disparities.” This is how Eni’s CEO, Claudio Descalzi, addressed the entire company, whether through streaming or the 1,700 managers in attendance, concerning the future of the planet in the ‘Ognuno di noi’ (Each of Us) event at the Nuvola in Rome on 12 July. The challenge is to meet the growing international energy demand with the requirement to reduce emissions. The COP21 was a major step forward in this direction, but Eni wants to do more and play a leading role in this challenge, which affects all of us.
Today’s energy companies need to look to the future without thinking of their business alone, but taking on great responsibilities. Eni has always had a calling, an identity, steeped in corporate social responsibility. We aim towards efficiency and resiliency in our businesses, but with even more challenging ambitions: to be leaders in carbon neutrality and have a positive impact on society. Innovative, outside-the-box thinking drives our growth and transports the innovation of the future into Eni’s present.
It is essential that our scientific research is recognised, used and increasingly involved. Researchers Alessandra Cominetti, Francesco Pasquali, Valerio Brocco, Rossella Bortolo and Filomena Castaldo talk about their work, which puts the principles of the circular economy into effect.
The overarching aim is to generate long-term value for stakeholders, that is, everyone involved with the company, such as the local populations of the countries that host its activities for example.
A zero balance of emissions generated and measures employed to offset them: this is a goal with which we’ll nail our colours to the mast, a David defeating Goliath. It’s an identity-based project, founded entirely on values.
The circular economy will be a genuine business, which we will develop and will be characterised by three elements: waste reduction, reduction in commodity costs, reduction in downstream emissions.
Our entire strategy will be accompanied by a profound process of digitalisation, innovation and sharing which will drive its continuous improvement. We are in the crucial phase of this process, with 150 projects across all business areas and over 150 managers involved, with the aim of achieving major effective economic benefits in the medium and short term.