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)201620172018
Report files opened during the year, of which 103 73 81
Internal control and risk management system reports divided according to the process that is the subject of the report 73 58 69
procurement 17 12 14
human resources 10 8 11
maintenance 6 5 8
commercial 10 10 6
logistics 6 4 6
HSE 4 3 5
others (security, operations, portfolio management and trading, ) 20 16 19
Reports on other matters relating to alleged violations of the Code of Ethics 30 15 12
Report files that have been closed during the year divided according
to the outcome of the investigations, of which:
111 83 79
Justified 27 10 15
other matters 9 2 4
internal control and risk management system 18 8 11
Unfounded, with the adoption of improvement measures 36 35 30
other matters 11 8 2
internal control and risk management system 25 27 28
 Unfounded/generic 48 38 34
other matters 18 12 8


(a) The data relating to the reports contained in this paragraph refer to reports concerning Eni SpA and its subsidiaries.

Management of whistleblowing episodes and respect for human rights

With regard to whistleblowing reports, in 2018 investigations were completed on 79 files, 3120 of which included human rights aspects, mainly concerning potential impacts on workers’ rights.

Among these, 34 assertions were checked: the events reported were confirmed, at least in part, for only 9 of these, and actions were taken to mitigate and/or minimize the impacts including: (i) actions on the Internal Control and Risk Management System, relating to the implementation and strengthening of controls in place, and awareness-raising and training activities for employees; (ii) actions for suppliers and (iii) actions against employees, including disciplinary measures, in accordance with the Compliance Program (Model 231), the collective labour agreement and other national laws applicable.

At the end of the year 21 files were still open, 5 of which referred to human rights aspects, in particular potential impacts on workers’ rights.

REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
(number)201620172018
Reports (assertions) (b) on human rights violations (closed during the year and divided by result of investigation and by type), of which 36 29 (32) 31 (34)
Assertions justified 11 3 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) 1 0 0
potential impacts on worker rights(e) 9 3 6
potential impacts on workplace health and safety(f) 1 0 3
Assertions unfounded, with the adoption of improvement measures 6 9 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) 6 8 8
potential impacts on workplace health and safety(f) 0 1 1
Assertions unfounded/generic 19 20 16
potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (c) 0 0 0
potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities(d) 1 2 2
potential impacts on worker rights(e) 14 15 12
potential impacts on workplace health and safety(f) 4 3 2
Reports (assertions) (b) on human rights violations (closed during the year and divided by result of investigation and by type), of which 36 29 (32) 31 (34)


(a) Whistleblowing report: it is a summary document of the investigations carried out on the whistleblowing report(s) (which may contain one or more detailed and verifiable assertions) including the summary of the investigation carried out, the results of such investigation and any identified action plan.

(b) 2016 data refers to the whistleblowing reports (and not to the assertions)

(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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