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)201420152016
Report files opened during the year, of which 119 64 103
- Internal control system reports divided according to the process that is the subject of the report 69 52 73
- procurement 16 16 17
- human resources 12 8 10
- commercial 11 8 10
- logistics 7 3 3
- HSE 4 2 4
- others (security, administration and financial reporting, maintenance, ...) 19 15 26
- Report on other matters relating to alleged violations of the Code of Ethics 50 12 30
Report files that have been closed during the year divided according to the outcome of the investigations, of which: 134 98 111
- justified at least in part with the adoption of corrective measures 20 7 27
- other matters 6 2 9
- Internal control and risk management system(a) 14 5 18
- unfounded, with the adoption of corrective/improvement measures 39 38 36
- other matters 11 6 11
- Internal control and risk management system 28 32 25
- unfounded 75 53 48
- other matters 25 26 18
- Internal control and risk management system 50 27 30

 
(a) It is noted that 18 Internal Control System and Risk Management reports were filed in 2016 as “justified at least in part with the adoption of corrective measures”, of which: 9 are related to breaches of contractual obligations by commercial partners and suppliers (including criticalities related to financial affiliation of suppliers with evidence of non-payment or delayed payment of amount due - e.g. salaries, contributions - to suppliers’ employees, also related to the macro-economic context); 9 are related to improper behavior by employees. These reports originated 59 corrective actions, of which: 7 disciplinary actions on employees, 13 on suppliers and third parties, 39 on the internal control and risk management system.

Management of whistleblowing episodes and respect for human rights

With regard to episodes of “whistleblowing” with regard to human rights, 36 dossier were archived in 2016, of which:

  • in 25 cases the checks failed to sustain the facts reported. Meanwhile, for 6 cases (17%), action was taken to improve the situation
  • for the remaining 11 cases, checks sustained at least in part the reports made and appropriate corrective action was taken. As of 31/12/2016, 14 cases remained open, all concerning human rights issues and mainly the potential impact on workers’ rights.
      
Report on human rights violations
 201420152016
Report on human rights violations(a) (closed during the year and divided by result of investigation and by type), of which: 37 31 36
- founded at least in part with the adoption of corrective measures 6 3 11
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (b) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (c) 0 0 1
- potential impacts on worker rights (d) 4 3 9
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety(e) 2 0 1
- unfounded, with the adoption of corrective/improvement measures 10 10 6
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (b) 0 0 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (c) 1 0 0
- potential impacts on worker rights (d) 8 7 6
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (e) 1 3 0
- unfounded 21 18 19
- potential socio-economic impacts on local communities (b) 1 2 0
- potential impacts on health, safety and/or well-being of local communities (c) 2 1 1
- potential impacts on worker rights (d) 16 14 14
- potential impacts on workplace health and safety (e) 2 1 4


(a) Data are referred to the reports concerning Eni SpA and its subsidiaries.
(b) Including issues related to consultation and/or compensation processes and increase in conflicts.
(c) Including spills, atmospheric pollution, accidents, etc.
(d) 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 undignifies salaries).
(e) Including unhealthy and/or insecure workplace environments.

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