We believe in respect for ethics and internationally recognised working standards.
We comply with the laws of the countries where we operate, educating our people on the legal implications of their actions in Italy and worldwide.
To improve governance and transparency in the extractive sector, since 2015 we have published a Voluntary Disclosure on Eni’s payments to governments. We prepare this document based on the prevailing interpretations of national and international laws and regulations. The disclosure covers payments made in relation to exploration, prospecting, research, development and extraction of oil (including condensates) and natural gas. It does not include payments relating to refining, liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas-to-liquids and other downstream activities. In addition, since 2015 Eni has been a supporter of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global initiative that promotes responsible and transparent use of the financial resources generated by the extractive sector and supports its local multi-stakeholder groups in implementing countries.
We believe that prevention is at the heart of an effective anti-corruption strategy. We put prevention into practice through a comprehensive education programme and regular training in Italy and the other countries where we operate. We require our people to apply the control mechanisms set out by the anti-corruption MSG and Eni’s associated anticorruption regulations in their day-to-day activities. In particular, the anti-corruption MSG aspires to the behavioural standards enshrined by our Code of Ethics and aims to map out the principles and rules to follow to ensure that all of Eni’s staff – and everyone who works for or on behalf of Eni in Italy or abroad – complies with anti-corruption laws.
Our activities allow us to make a significant contribution to inland revenue in the countries where we operate by paying our taxes. We support countries’ economic and social development by acting in accordance with the principles established by the Code of Ethics.
The aim of our tax strategy is to correctly determine the taxes we owe in the various jurisdictions where Eni operates, to mitigate the risk of juridical and economical double taxation and to prevent possible disputes with the tax authorities.
Eni cultivates transparent dialogue with institutions and civil organisations in all the countries where we work. We are convinced that it is right and proper to represent our interests before the various institutional bodies, not only to protect the company but also to enable an accurate assessment of how our work impacts the locations where it takes place. Bearing this in mind, we engage in debate and consultations on policymaking. In 2017, Eni took part in Italy’s energy strategy consultation, run by the Ministry for Economic Development and the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, offering opinions and proposals to help shape Italy’s long-term energy strategy.