People are important and our main resource. For this reason we promote international labour standards wherever we operate.
We promote international labour standards to protect our people - the real source of our energy.
From our policy ‘Our People’
The progressive and now structural decline of the refining sector in Italy and Europe and the increasingly competitive environment in the chemicals sector have made it necessary also for us to review the organisational processes of some of the major business in the sector. In this context, the Industrial Relations department has supported and facilitated the actions of the business areas in the different phases of change in labour standards. Also at the international level, the sector has been characterised by processes for reorganisation and to improve efficiency. In particular, in the midstream sector, which includes the transport and storage of oil, there has been a transformation and consequent reorganisation of the European business and the operating structure of Eni companies.
The European Health, Safety and Environmental Observatory agreement with the Filctem CGIL, Femca CISL, Uiltec UIL trade unions and the European trade union federation IndustriAll European was renewed on 16 December 2016. The Observatory acts as an information and consultation tool between Eni and the trade unions on HSE issues: its main tasks include the dissemination of a safety culture, environmental protection and the mitigation of HSE risk factors. The Global Framework Agreement on International Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility (GFA) with the Filctem CGIL, Femca CISL, Uiltec UIL trade unions and IndustriALL Global Union was renewed on 21 June 2019. The renewal of the Global Framework Agreement confirmed the company’s commitment to supporting and conducting its activities in compliance with a set of shared principles, including the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ILO (International Labour Organization) Conventions, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the principles of the Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights The main changes from the previous agreement are focussed on increased attention on Occupational Health and Safety, supplier relationships, sustainable development and environmental protection, as well as the introduction of a compliance monitoring system for the provisions of the Agreement. From 2018, a training programme on the Global Framework Agreement on International Industrial Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility has been active and available to all Eni employees.