A sustainable future, a shared commitment


A sustainable future, a shared commitment

How our collaborations make a positive impact on the planet.

Public-private partnerships are an opportunity to extend the role companies play in developing a sustainable world. This is a strategic objective that Eni is confident about. Our collaborations help us reach our goals on this front quickly. We run many initiatives through our partnerships to help development and provide access to energy. In all this, the joint declaration we have signed with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a crucial further step towards us reaching the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This cooperation is based on areas of common interest, from youth unemployment to the agricultural value chain, from renewable energy to energy efficiency, particularly in Africa. It is the start of a pioneering model of public-private cooperation, a model that could contribute to the development of the communities and countries we work in.

Partnerships between the public and private sectors are essential to helping development and improving access to energy around the world.

Claudio Descalzi

The declaration by Eni and UNIDO was signed by Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, and Li Yong, Director-General of UNIDO. This is a strategic cooperation that will lead to concrete business interaction. It is an example of public-private cooperation for sustainable industrialisation in Africa.

At the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2018, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help us reach the Sustainable Development Goals, especially in terms of access to energy, by 2030.

Alongside the UN for sustainable development
Leading the way

We have been recognized as Global Compact LEAD by United Nations’ corporate sustainability initiative – an initiative launched by the United Nations Global Compact in 2011 featuring pioneering companies in economic, social and environmental corporate sustainability. The Global Compact encourages companies to align their actions and strategies with 10 principles in the fields of human rights, labour rights, the environment and the fight against corruption, and to work to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Eni is committed to fighting climate change with the integrated strategy that is our path to decarbonization. We want to help build an energy system that gives everyone access to clean, innovative mixes. We want to provide energy where it's needed.

Claudio Descalzi, Eni for 2018

Together for a clean future

We are part of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), begun in 2014 and led by CEOs of oil and gas companies to fight climate change with practical initiatives and investment in low-carbon technologies. Today, OGCI's 13 members represent around 30% of world production of oil and gas and provide almost 20% of global consumption of primary energy.

Our low-carbon future strategy also envisages the adoption of a sound, transparent and shared system for carbon emissions trading accounting. That's why, at the end of 2018, we signed up to the Katowice Declaration on Sound Carbon Accounting, promoted by IETA at COP 24 and signed by environmental organisations, trading operators and international energy companies.

An ongoing effort


  • An ambitious objective

    Our path to decarbonization is based on four pillars that focus on our business activities and new energy prospects. In the long term, we are relying on the strength and resilience of our low-cost portfolio, where gas will play an increasingly large part.

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  • Partnerships that help development

    Eni focuses on the synergy between science and industry, pursuing collaborations with important universities and research centres in Italy and abroad. Thanks to our projects at the best scientific companies in the world, we enjoy the great creativity that produces revolutionary technologies.

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  • A model that creates value

    Our business model is the sum of our approach to sustainability. We focus on achieving efficiency and growth through innovative solutions. One of our priorities is attaining the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly.

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Investing in the community and environment and pursuing challenging goals: a sustainable future, starting today.