A diversified strategy
Eni's training on Business and Human Rights is organized along three lines: general courses for all Eni people, specific courses on topics and areas particularly exposed to risks of negative impacts, and finally training initiatives on issues closely linked with Human Rights (es.: Code of Ethics, HSE, ecc).
A learning program dedicated to Business and Human Rights
A workshop on Business and Human Rights dedicated to Top Managers was held in San Donato Milanese in October 2016. The event was opened by Eni’s CEO, who highlighted the importance of the topic and introduced the new specific e-learning program developed for all Eni employees and managers.
After the 2016 and 2017 massive campaign, the Human Rights programme continued in 2018 with follow-ups on specific topics (specifically on Security & Human Rights, Human Rights in the Workplace and Human Rights & Relations with Community). Each follow-up was intended for different targets, depending on the content. In 2019 the training campaign will be extended and a focus for the Procurement professional area (Human Rights in the Supply Chain) will be launched. In addition, the course Sustainability and integration with the business in Italian, English and French has been made available as an open distance training for all Eni people (7,100 enrollments in all, both in Italy and abroad).
Training on the Code of Ethics starting from the Board
Training on the Code of Ethics is a further opportunity to raise awareness on Human Rights principles and Eni’s commitments to respecting Human Rights; the training is mandatory for all Eni workers. The courses are tailored for certain groups based on the risk exposure associated with each worker’s role and responsibility within the organization. The same training opportunities are offered to the members of the Board of Directors of Eni’s controlled companies, together with the Top Management of Eni’s subsidiaries. As per Eni’s Board of Directors, newly appointed members are engaged in Leadership Meetings focused on the Code of Ethics. The meetings also take place at every Board renewal. Lastly, training opportunities dedicated to Business Partners are also planned, starting with initiatives dedicated to Joint Venture partners. See the document attached for further information.
Training on Eni’s approach to Health, Safety and Environment
Beyond a full range of training courses on HSE issues, Eni periodically organizes events aimed at disseminating HSE culture and its own commitment to continuously improving HSE performance, guaranteeing the protection of the environment and the prevention and protection from HSE risks.
Eni Safety Day was first launched in 2011; it is dedicated to the demonstration of Eni’s objectives and results in this area. In 2018, Safety Day was organized on 6 June, alongside Eni Environment Day specifically held on 5 June, to coincide with World Environment Day. The Safety Day is attended by Eni’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Eni's President as well as the Board of Directors and around 200 Top Managers from the various business functions. Prizes are awarded to the Eni areas which have achieved excellent results in Safety and Environment, as well as to colleagues who came up with the most innovative ideas and projects. Moreover, a Safety Day dedicated to suppliers is also organized and involves approximately 150 suppliers operating in the various commodity classes which are considered as most critical for Eni in terms of safety.
Eni’s training on Human Rights in numbers
The following table includes some figures on the attendance of our training courses with a focus on Human Rights issues.
|Hours of training on human rights(a), of which: (number)||32,588||88,874||7,805|
|- of which in class||0||354||52|
|- of which e-learnings||32,588||88,520||7,753|
|Attendances in human rights training courses||8,147||22,307||2,084|
|Employees trained on human rights||7,545||21,682||1,836|