eni for 2013 describes these aspects, while the other documents that make up the sustainability reporting system and, more generally, the corporate reporting system, deal with other relevant themes.

In particular, corporate governance and board and top management remuneration are covered in the two specific documents: Report on Corporate Governance and Ownership Structure 2013 and the 2014 Remuneration Report.

During 2013 a materiality assessment was carried out based on an assessment of the important strategic issues for eni (identified from eni’s Strategic Plan) and those perceived as important for stakeholders.

This analysis was performed using a methodology that:

  • categorizes the stakeholders and assesses them based on the criteria in standard A1000;
  • defines the sustainability topics, dividing them into topics and sub-topics (there are about 300 of the latter).

The evaluation carried out on the 2013 engagement process allowed the most important sustainability topics for eni to be identified: Community Relations, Health and Safety, Local Development and Climate Change. Once finalized, this system of analysis, based on the objective assessment grids, will provide input for sustainability planning and reporting at a global and local level, allowing a better alignment between company objectives and stakeholder expectations.

Table: Themes* eni for 2013/Themes identified from the analysis of materiality

Themes* eni for 2013

Themes identified from the analysis of materiality

(*) As of 30 April 2014.

Good Governance and Human Rights

Governance & Ethics

(UNGC, #10; SDSN, #4 and #10; HLP, #10 and #12; OWG, #15 and #16).

(Includes: Creation of economic and financial value, Corporate governance, Integrity and Transparency, Protection of Human Rights)

Natural Resources and Biodiversity


(SDSN, #2 and #9; OWG, #13 and #14; HLP, #9).

(Includes: Climate change and energy efficiency, Management of Environmental Impacts, Asset integrity and Emergency management)

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change


(UNGC, #7; SDSN, #8; OWG, #7, #15 and #12; HLP, #7).

(Includes: Climate change and energy efficiency, Management of Environmental Impacts, Asset integrity and Emergency management)




(Includes: community relations and local development)

Local Development


(SDSN, #1 and #6; UNGC, #1 and #5; HLP, #1 and #5; OWG, #1, #2, #8 e #9).

(Includes: community relations and local development)

Decent Work

Eni people

(OWG, #8; HLP, #8).

(Includes: health and safety at work, organizational climate and welfare, work standards and diversity)

Diversity and female participation


(SDSN, #4; UNGC, #3; HLP, #2; OWG, #5).




(UNGC, #9; OWG, #8 and #15; SDSN, #10).


The results of the analysis performed show substantial consistency between the areas on the Post-2015 Agenda where eni can make the most significant contribution and the main topics with the strongest impact on the company strategy. Important issues emerged are climate change and energy efficiency, which stand alongside local development. This includes access to modern energy systems in Countries where the company operates, in line with the Sustainable Energy for All strategy.

A high level of importance is also given to the protection of natural resources and biodiversity.

Next come issues related to governance, human rights and work.

Moreover, eni for 2013 dedicates a chapter to innovation, due to its importance in terms of company strategy.