This process also benefits from participation in an international project of the Global Corporate Community of Practice, an initiative to integrate human rights into risk management systems supported by the UN Work Group for Business and Human Rights, appointed in 2011 to assist Countries and companies in implementing the Guiding Principles.

Table: Requirements for companies

Requirements for companies
(UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights)

Action by eni



Commitment to respect human rights

  • Code of Ethics and Model 231
  • Human Rights Guidelines
  • Sustainability policy with a section on human rights
  • Reference to the protection of human rights in the policies: Our people, our partners in the value chain, the integrity of our operations



Management System

Cross sectional working group
Human rights indications in the operational procedures of: Exploration and Development, Security, Human Resources, Procurement, HSE, Sustainability Stakeholders Engagement and Community Relations, Planning and Control.
Risk and impact assessment methods and processes:

  • Integration of human rights into the company’s impact, compliance and risk assessments.

Interventions based on the results of the impact assessments:

  • Projects and specific initiatives on the priority areas identified.


  • Monitoring indicators collected annually.

Reporting and communication:

  • Sections on human rights in the Annual Report, on the website and in eni for.



Mitigation actions

  • Reporting channel for violations of the Code of Ethics in place since 2001
  • Reporting mechanisms in local communities
  • Processes for remedying any negative impacts
  • Participation in the IPIECA project regarding mechanisms for receiving and managing reports coming from local communities.

The work to integrate a human rights perspective into impact assessment and risk management processes is being conducted alongside ongoing activities in the priority areas identified by the Human Rights Compliance Assessment (HRCA) project.

As a result of this project, eight assessments aimed at aligning the internal control system with international standards have been carried out since 2008, including one at the Corporate and E&P Division level and seven in other Countries. The focus to date is particularly on workers’ rights, land acquisition procedures and grievance mechanisms, i.e. the management of problems reported by stakeholders.


assessments of human rights compliance since 2008

Labour standards>

eni is committed to progressively improving its capacity to monitor compliance with the ILO Conventions and encouraging their take-up by third parties.

During 2013, a targeted analysis was conducted on the local laws covering maternity rights and existing business practices in the Countries where the company operates in order to assess the prospects for defining a management approach that is valid for all eni operations, in line with international standards.

During 2013 an applied study on minimum labour standards in five strategic Countries (Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo, Iraq and Hungary) was completed, highlighting, where applicable, any divergence between local laws and the ILO conventions in this regard. In addition, following the study, conducted in collaboration with SDA Bocconi, which aimed to map eni’s industrial relations system, a new project with a more operational profile was launched in 2013, with the aim of defining a model for the management of industrial relations at the global level, following a uniform approach that nonetheless respects the specific nature of the areas in question.