Overview

We guarantee the management, analysis and treatment of whistleblowing reports, anonymous or not, received by Eni SpA and the companies controlled in Italy and abroad. The results of investigations carried out by the Internal Audit Department are subject to examination by inter-functional internal bodies, the Statutory Auditors, The Supervisory Board and top management in Eni SpA as well as each interested non-listed subsidiary.

Analysis and treatment of reports received

Pursuant to the Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002, the organisation, management and control model foreseen by Legislative Decree no. 231 of 2001 and the Anti-Corruption Compliance Programme, we have a management system for whistleblowing enabling the management of even anonymous reports received by Eni and its subsidiaries in Italy and abroad. We guarantee the management, analysis and treatment of whistle-blowing reports, sent by anyone, employees or third parties anonymously or not, regarding internal control issues (with respect to laws or external norms as well as rules and company procedures, fraud on company assets and corporate information, financial reporting, administrative liability of the company, etc.) or other violations of the Code of Ethics (issues involving ethical conduct, mobbing, harassment, conflicts relating to resource management, etc.). The results of investigations carried out by the Internal Audit Department are subject to examination by inter-functional internal bodies, the Statutory Auditors, The Supervisory Board and top management in Eni SpA, as well as each interested non-listed subsidiary. Complete anonymity is guaranteed so that whoever reports wrong-doing is free of any form of reprisal.

Management of whistleblowing reports(*)
(numero)201320142015
Pending reports 172 119 64
Versalis 11 6 3
- Files of Internal Control Systems and Risk Management reports divided into categories 88 69 52
Versalis 6 2 2
- Procurement 30 16 16
Versalis 1 - -
- Human Resources 8 12 8
Versalis - - 1
- Commercial 7 11 8
- Logistics 1 7 3
- HSE 6 4 2
Versalis 1 - -
- other (safety, administration and financial, maintenance, …) 36 19 15
Versalis 4 2 1
- Files of reports on other matters regarding alleged violations of the Code of Ethics 84 50 12
Versalis 5 4 1
Files of closed reports divided by investigation outcomes: 159 134 98
Versalis 10 6 7
- founded, at least in part, with the adoption of corrective action 34 20 7
Versalis 2 1 -
- other matters 11 6 2
Versalis 1 - -
- Internal Control System and Risk Management(1) 23 14 5
Versalis 1 1 -
- unfounded with the adoption of corrective action/improvements 45 39 38
Versalis 4 1 2
- other matters 21 11 6
Versalis 1 - -
- Internal Control System and Risk Management 24 28 32
Versalis 3 1 2
- unfounded 80 75 53
Versalis 4 4 5
- other matters 46 25 26
Versalis 2 2 4
- Internal Control System and Risk Management 34 50 27
Versalis 2 2 1

Notes

The table contains the share relative to the subsidiary Versalis SpA; in the financial report of 31.12.2015 the chemical sector is defined ‘discontinued operations’.
(*) Data regarding the notifications contained in this paragraph refer to notifications concerning Eni SpA and its subsidiaries not including the Italian listed company, equipped with autonomous systems of whistle-blowing.
(1)It should be noted that the five Internal Control System and Risk Management files which were archived in 2015 as “founded, at least in part, with the adoption of corrective action” led to 14 corrective interventions, three of which were disciplinary against employees, two against suppliers and third parties and nine against the Internal Control System and Risk Management Department.

Reports on human rights violations

As regards “Whistleblowing Management”, for aspects connected to human rights, in 2015, 25 files were archived, of which:
  • for 22 files the audits did not find any evidence to confirm the facts reported, nevertheless for 9 files (36%) improvement actions were taken in any case;
  • for the 3 remaining files, the audits confirmed, at least in part, the content of the report and the appropriate corrective actions were taken. As of 31/12/2015, there were still 9 files open connected to human rights aspects, mainly concerning potential impacts on worker rights.
Reports on human rights violations
 201320142015
Reports on human rights violations (closed during the year and divided by result of investigation and by type), of which: 39 37 31
Versalis 4 1 6
- founded at least in part with the adoption of corrective measures 3 6 3
Versalis 1 - -
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (a) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (b) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on worker rights (c) 3 4 3
Versalis 1 - -
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (d) 0 2 0
- unfounded, with the adoption of corrective/improvement measures 13 10 10
Versalis 2 - 1
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (a) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (b) 2 1 0
Versalis 1 - -
- potential impacts on worker rights (c) 10 8 7
Versalis 1 - -
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (d) 1 1 3
Versalis - - 1
- unfounded 23 21 18
Versalis 1 1 5
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (a) 3 1 2
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (b) 0 2 1
Versalis - 1 -
- potential impacts on worker right (c) 18 16 14
Versalis 1 - 5
- potential impacts on health and occupational security (d) 2 2 1

Notes

a Including issues related to consultation and/or compensation processes and increase in conflicts.
b Including spills, atmospheric pollution, accidents, etc.
c Including discrimination, violations of labour union rights, forced labour, child labour and unfit working conditions (including harassment and mobbing, salaries less than minimum wage and/or undignified salaries).
d Including unhealthy and/or insecure workplace environments.

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