Contribution to sustainable development
“For eni it is important that the growth of the business is accompanied by dialogue and cooperation with the local population and players.
Wherever eni brings its business, technology and skills, the local populations immediately feel the benefits of our presence. Based on the strong inheritance from Mattei, these are the foundation stones on which we have built and wish to continue to build our presence, not only in Africa, but in all the Countries in which eni operates. This commitment at a local level represents for eni the means with which the company can actively contribute to global progress towards sustainable development”.
Speech by the Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni during the Lecture by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs at the Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation, entitled “Feeding the Planet - Energy for Africa”, 6 December 2013.
The creation of shared value
eni believes that companies can play an active role in building the path to Sustainable Development in the areas where they operate. Using the skills of its own people and developing innovative technological solutions, eni conducts its business, even in the most complex environments, in synergy with local stakeholders and respecting the environment and local communities.
Energy is a prerequisite for the economic and social growth in all Countries. Accordingly eni develops and implements electricity and natural gas production and distribution programmes, contributing to the development of local energy systems, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
eni’s commitment on these topics is reflected in the activities carried out in the Countries where it operates and is strengthened by its participation at international forums. As early as 2010 eni announced its intention to contribute to the building of an energy sustainable future during the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, and in 2012 it strengthened this commitment at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro.
eni is taking part in the current debate on the definition of the “Post-2015 Agenda”, that aims at defining the new Sustainable Development Goals, through its presence at many international business forums: it is a member of the LEAD Programme of the Global Compact, the WBCSD and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and participates in the Italian multi-stakeholder group estabilshed to support the goals set by the Open Working Group.