Overview

In detail:

  • the management and analysis of whistleblowing events, also anonymous, received by Eni SpA and its subsidiaries, in Italy and abroad
  • aspects related to the respect of human rights with figures for the last three years

We ensure the proper management, analysis and handling of whistleblowing episodes, also anonymous, by Eni and its subsidiaries, both in Italy and abroad. The results of checks made by the Internal Audit function on cases are presented to internal inter-functional bodies, the Board of Statutory Auditors, the Supervisory Board and the top management of both Eni SpA each of the non-listed subsidiaries involved.

Analysis and handling of whistleblowing episodes

In compliance with the provision of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the company’s Organisational, Management and Control Model, pursuant to Legislative Decree. n. 231 of 2001, and internal anti-corruption regulations, we have adopted a system for the management of whistleblowing episodes that enables us to manage episodes, also from anonymous sources,  received by Eni SpA and its subsidiaries, both in Italy and abroad. We guarantee the management, analysis and handling of whistleblowing episodes from wherever they come, i.e. from employees or third parties, also when confidential or anonymous, relating to problems concerning internal controls (respect for laws and external regulations, as well as corporate rules and regulations, instances of fraud, insider dealing, industrial espionage, administrative responsibility, etc.), or any other violations of the company’s Code of Ethics (issues relating to behaviour, mobbing, molestation, conflicts regarding the management of personnel, etc.). The results of checks made by the Internal Audit function on cases are presented to internal inter-functional bodies, the Board of Statutory Auditors, the Supervisory Board and the top management of both Eni SpA each of the non-listed subsidiaries involved. The company guarantees the privacy and anonymity of whistleblowers to ensure that they are not subject to any form of retaliation.


 

Whistleblowing management
(number)201520162017
Report files opened during the year, of which 64 103 73
- Internal control system reports divided according to the process that is the subject of the report 52 73 58
- procurement 16 17 12
- human resources 8 10 8
- commercial 8 10 10
- logistics 3 3 4
- HSE 2 4 3
- others (security, administration and financial reporting, maintenance, ...) 15 26 21
- Report on other matters relating to alleged violations of the Code of Ethics 12 30 15
Report files that have been closed during the year divided according to the outcome of the investigations, of which: 98 111 83
- justified  7 27 10
- other matters 2 9 2
- Internal control and risk management system 5 18 8
- unfounded, with the adoption of improvement measures 38 36 35
- other matters 6 11 8
- Internal control and risk management system 32 25 27
- unfounded/generic 53 48 38
- other matters 26 18 12
- Internal control and risk management system 27 30 26

 
(a) Data related to reports contained in this section refer to reports regarding Eni SpA and its subsidiaries.

Management of whistleblowing episodes and respect for human rights

With regard to whistleblowing reports, in 2017 investigations were completed on 83 files, 29 of which included human rights aspects, mainly concerning potential impacts on workers’ rights.

Among these, 32 assertions were checked: the events reported were confirmed, at least in part, for only 3 of these, and actions were taken to mitigate and/or minimize the impacts.

At the end of the year 19 files were still open, 5 of which referred to human rights aspects, in particular potential impacts on workers’ rights.



Report on human rights violations
 201520162017
Reports (assertions) on human rights violations (closed during the year and divided by result of investigation and by type), of which: 31 36 29
(32)
- justified
3 11 3
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (c) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (d) 0 1 0
- potential impacts on worker rights (e) 3 9 3
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety(f) 0 1 0
- unfounded, with the adoption of improvement measures
10 6 9
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (c) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (d) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on worker rights (e) 7 6 8
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (f) 3 0 1
- unfounded/generic 18 19 20
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (c) 2 1 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (d) 1 1 2
- potential impacts on worker rights (e) 14 14 15
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (f) 1 4 3

 

(a) Whistleblowing report means any report received by Eni, concerning conduct (of any kind, including mere omissions) of Eni personnel or third parties in violation of (i) the Code of Ethics, (ii) any laws or regulations or provisions of the authority or internal regulations or in any case likely to cause damage or prejudice to Eni, even if only to its public image.
(b) In 2017, the results of the checks carried out on the single report violation were presented (one report can contain 1 or more assertions) with a potential impact on Human Rights. Otherwise, for the years 2015 and 2016 the overall results of the reports were represented. These results were not necessarily in reference to the specific aspects related to potential impacts on Human Rights.
(c) Including issues related to consultation and/or compensation processes and increase in conflicts.
(d) Including spills, atmospheric pollution, accidents, etc.
(e) 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). (f) Including unhealthy and/or insecure workplace environments.

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