Eni contributes to the protection of local territories, the promotion of culture and environmental sustainability by collaborating with authoritative partners.
We work with international institutions and bodies on projects of technological innovation, environmental protection and support for local communities.
In collaboration with the International Training Centre, the training institute of the International Labour Organization Training (ILO), an online seminar was created on the subject of equal opportunities. This was accessible to all employees in Italy and abroad via the Eni portal. A compulsory online seminar on the same subject for HR managers and executives at Eni was extended to middle management levels in 2015.
In 2015, Eni joined the Global Business Network for Social Protection Floors, promoted by the ILO, to share practices that multinationals have adopted in the area of social security. In May 2015, operating instructions were published which apply to female workers at Eni SpA and its subsidiaries, by which Eni guarantees to managerial and non-managerial employees worldwide the application of the minimum standards in maternity protection foreseen by Convention 183/ILO, concerning the length of leave and allowances to be paid.
Eni has raised its standards in accordance with the principles contained in the fundamental conventions of the ILO, with particular reference to:
In 2001, Eni was the first Italian company to join the Global Compact, an initiative launched in July 2000 to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable policies and to report on their progress. The Global Compact is structured as a partnership between the United Nations, the private sector, governments and civil society and is committed to the universal principles of sustainability while taking all necessary action to support the UN’s development objectives. The companies participating in the Global Compact commit to aligning their strategies and operations with 10 principles on the basis of the following universal conventions:
Every year Eni informs its stakeholders of the progress made through a Communication on Progress document. In addition, Eni participates in the international working groups of the Global Compact on issues relating to labour, human rights and anti-corruption. Finally, the company also supports the Caring for Climate initiative, which aims to promote the role of business in addressing climate change.
Within the Global Compact, Eni also takes part in the GLOBAL COMPACT LEAD initiative, participating in its work groups. The LEAD initiative is reserved for global companies that Global Compact deems capable of holding a leadership role on an international level given its commitment to sustainable development, not only as regards the ten principles of the Global Compact, but also through the active promotion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Il World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a “CEO-led organisation” with around 200 corporate members from different fields, united by a commitment to sustainable development. The WBCSD was created in 1992 in preparation for the first World Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio and Eni was among the founding members. The WBCSD supports the private sector in pursuing the goal of economic growth through the identification of sustainable development paths through shared methodologies. Eni participates in the work of the Social Impact and Climate & Energy clusters.
Eni measures itself against other companies in the oil and gas industry on sustainability issues (biodiversity, local content, community development, reporting and human rights) within IPIECA, the association that brings together companies in the sector, to improve the environmental and social performance of the industry itself. Eni is a member of the IPIECA task force and sits on its executive committee.
Eni collaborates with the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), an independent organisation that works as a global centre of excellence and expertise on the issue of relations between business and human rights. The IHRB engages directly with business leaders, representatives of governments and other stakeholders to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, operational practices and the initiatives of multiple relevant stakeholders on this important issue.
The Institute also provides analyses of the performance of governments, companies and other stakeholders in the field of human rights. Eni has been an active contributor to the activities of the Institute since 2012.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is an independent institution financed by the Danish state, with a mandate to protect and promote human rights and address the issue of the impact caused by business in the area of human rights. Using tools that include research and partnerships with other players, the DIHR aims to contribute to building a global environment in which the negative impacts of business are minimised and opportunities for a positive contribution to the affirmation of human rights are exploited. The Institute works with Eni in the implementation of specific initiatives on human rights and in the organisation of training courses for staff.
Eni has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the purpose of cooperating to improve accessibility to sustainable energy in Africa and to contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objective of the agreement is to maximise benefits for sustainable development linked to energy projects that are related to issues such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, reforestation and clean cooking.
Eni promotes the diffusion of sustainable development principles and culture, encouraging partnership initiatives with the world of research and collaborating with the most prestigious universities and numerous international networks. Noteworthy among these is the collaboration with the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), which is considered one of the centres of excellence for the study of different environmental, energy and economic issues. This non-profit institution was founded in 1990. It carries out research activity in the field of sustainable development and global governance.