Thanks to the Eni-EXPO competition, African nations were invited to participate in this international initiative which offers an opportunity to learn more about world countries.

San Donato Milanese (MI), 22 October 2015 – Today sees the opening at the Universal Exposition of a programme of African scientific and cultural events related to the winning projects of the competition “Energy, Art & Sustainability for Africa‘, promoted by EXPO 2015 in collaboration with Eni, the Official Partner for Sustainability Initiatives in African Countries.

Eni’s decision to collaborate with EXPO in this area comes from the fundamental value attributed by the company to sustainability and the special bond between Eni and the African continent, where the company is the leading international energy company in terms of hydrocarbon production.

Thanks to the Eni-EXPO competition, African nations were invited to participate in this international initiative which offers an opportunity to learn more about world countries.

This week of events, which will end on 29 October, will enable Eni and Expo to promote the African continent through discussions, shows, culinary exhibits and a photographic exhibition that will give visitors a broader picture of Africa, its history and its potential.

These projects, which focus on access to energy and the continent’s cultural traditions, have been selected and evaluated by a committee made up of five commissioners, including two sustainability representatives from Eni.

The events will be an additional opportunity to find out more about the many Eni initiatives in support of local development, with a particular focus on access to energy in the deepest sense of sustainability, cooperation, innovation and research.

The commitment to develop sustainable projects alongside operational activities has deep roots for Eni which have produced visible results and long-term relationships with the countries in which it operates. In Africa, more so than anywhere else, access to modern forms of energy is a fundamental prerequisite for economic and social development and a fundamental tool for sustainable growth that is also able to ensure access to basic services like education, health, transport, agriculture.

Eni's sustainability activities are always integrated with the development plans of the country, with a particular focus on social activities and the improvement of the living conditions of local populations. For Eni being sustainable in Africa and in the world means creating value for

stakeholders using resources in a way that does not compromise the needs of future generations, respects the individual, the environment and society, and is based on cooperation, integration, innovation, excellence, inclusion and responsibility.

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