In detail:
  • Eni’s public commitment
  • Integrating Human Rights into our internal legal framework
  • Our continuous improvement

Eni’s public commitment

Eni is committed to ensuring respect for internationally recognized Human Rights in its own operations and in those of its business partners, in line with the UN Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights (UNGP) and with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Eni’s commitment to respecting Human Rights Treaties and Standards is publicly declared in the company policies such as the Code of Ethics, the Sustainability Policy and other internal guidelines. Eni’s endorsement and support for internationally recognized Human Rights is confirmed in the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) on industrial relations at the international level and in its corporate social responsibility renewed in 2016, where explicit reference to the UNGPs is made.

Integrating Human Rights into our internal legal framework

Human Rights have also been integrated into a number of policies and procedures specific to:

with the aim of ensuring that they are an integral part of our way of doing business.

Our continuous improvement

The timeline below shows how Eni’s internal norms on Human Rights have developed with the evolution of the international Business and Human Rights framework. The framework itself reflects the international community’s efforts to reach consensus over outstanding issues such as:

  • What needs to be done to ensure that people have their Human Rights protected, respected and promoted
  • Who are the duty bearers in this regard?

Our continuous improvement
YearMain achievements in  Eni in terms of integration of Human Rights into the internal legal framework Major events in the international scenario and evolution of National policy frameworks
2007 Eni approves the Guidelines on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights  
2007 Eni issues a revised Code of ethics, including explicit commitments to Human Rights (the first code dates back to 1994)  
2008   The UN Human Rights Council approves the “Protect, respect and Remedy framework on Business and Human Rights”, submitted from the UN Special Representative on Business & Human Rights, Prof. John Ruggie
2011 Eni issues the company’s Sustainability Policy whose contents were developed based on a Human Rights-based approach 1. The UN Human Rights Council unanimously approves the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights", submitted from the UN Special Representative on Business & Human Rights, Prof. John Ruggie
2. The OECD reviews its OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises in order to align with the UN Guiding Principles
2012 Human Rights principles are integrated into Eni’s Security Management System Guidelines. From now on, relevant functions will integrate Human Rights into their MSGs and procedures. 1. The IFC Performance Standards are reviewed following the integration of the UN Guiding Principles
2. The United States Security and Exchange Commission enacts the Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, requiring companies listed in the US markets to disclose their eventual use of conflict minerals
2013   1. The European Commission approves the Oil&Gas Sector Guidance on implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
2. GRI releases the G4 version of its Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, which recognise the importance of due
diligence and identify links to the UN
Guiding Principles
2015 Eni publishes its first Conflict Minerals Report The UK Modern Slavery Act comes into force requiring companies to report on the measures adopted to address modern slavery
2017 Eni approves the Statement that represents the company's commitment to combat modern slavery and the trafficking of human beings  
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