eni takes great effort to introduce business policies that allow an effective work-life balance for people. In 2013 the commitment to propose a qualitatively and quantitatively consistent model of corporate welfare as a lever for the engagement of people continued. They priority areas of action identified were confirmed, all of which are linked to the themes of “Work-Life Balance”, the “Crèche and Nursery School”, “Health Promotion” and “Time & money saving”.
In 2013, investment was particularly relevant in “Health Promotion” with the launch of the new project “previeni con eni”, an evolution of the “Piano Diagnosi Precoce” (Early Detection Plan), which aims to extend the level of cancer screening with the inclusion of additional medical benefits. The aim is to offer a more thorough and comprehensive package of examinations and tests to support secondary prevention. The project was launched in November at three “pilot” sites (Ravenna, Brindisi and Genoa), with the participation of about 1,000 eni people.
In the context of Work-Life Balance, activities continued with the aim of supporting people at eni in the management of children; such activities, which in 2013 involved a total of more than 2600 children of different ages, included the organisation of summer holidays, the themed trips, summer camps in the city and the eni nursery school.
In line with eni’s commitment to promoting initiatives to support young people and their personal and professional training, in 2013 a new initiative was launched aimed at the children of eni people aged between 16 and 18 years old.
This project, conducted in collaboration with Fondazione Intercultura (a non-profit organisation, partner of the most important organisations in the world for intercultural exchanges) provided 10 study tours abroad that allowed the children to live and study in another country for an entire school year, a unique experience and opportunity to learn a foreign language, share cultures and customs, but above all to grow up in a perspective of multiculturalism.
In the “Time & money saving” area, to support the spending power of people at this particularly unfavourable time of economic recession, existing conventions were renewed (for travel, leisure, cars, clothing, health care, etc..) and new agreements activated, including in the field of e-commerce, covering some of the most common categories of goods purchased by households.