Health is an issue of crucial importance, also with regard to the future objectives of Sustainable Development. In some regions, the structure of health care spending severely penalises public health. African countries invest on average only 6.2% of GDP on health facilities and services, compared to a global average of 9.2%.
Source: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.PUBL/countries/1W?display=map. Anno 2009 - 2013
In this context, private companies play a major role, as evidenced by the weight of private sector in total health expenditure, which in Africa amounts to 52.8%, compared with a global average of 41.1%. The contribution of business does not only concern the investments in health for communities and local areas, but also for corporate staff. Often, in developing countries, companies work intensely alongside the state in the provision of essential health services.
Health is an essential element in the concept of quality of work. eni, in addition to implementing all the necessary measures aimed at protecting the health of its people, with regard to its specific activities, is particularly committed to the prevention of health through the promotion of healthy lifestyles and, in the context of specific projects, provides the necessary tools for health care and assistance. And, as part of efforts to promote and protect the health of its people, eni has implemented a number of initiatives.
In primary prevention, eni, in collaboration with institutions of national importance, launched the “eni wellness programme”, which aims to introduce more healthy lifestyles.
The Health Promotion website, among the most visited on the corporate intranet, and “my online trainer” (myto), a programme of psycho-physical well-being that provides a virtual personal trainer, aim to raise awareness of daily habits in each of the four areas of prevention (diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption and smoking).