Reporting principles and criteria

Communication with stakeholders

eni is an integrated company which constantly engages with various stakeholders. Dialogue with each of these is an important aspect of the company’s way of operating because it enables the mutual exchange of information needed for a solid and shared business. eni’s reporting system is organized using a multi-channel approach which allows for different levels of analisys and communication methods to reach all eni’s stakeholders in an effective, timely and immediate way.

Reporting tools

2013 was eni’s third year of adhesion to the IIRC Pilot Programme for the Integrated Report and, in line with the “International Framework” published by the IIRC, eni has continued to integrate financial and sustainability information, using a template to represent the business model which includes the various forms of capital used and the integrated risk management. The Integrated Report, represented by the Annual Report, shows the methods used to create long-term value, drawing on the links between financial and non-financial elements in company strategies, plans and results. The section “2013 Consolidated Sustainability Statements” reports on key areas of sustainability performance. eni for 2013, and the Integrated Report describe eni’s commitment as a business to create value not only for the company but also for the Countries in which it operates and for stakeholders.

In particular, eni for 2013 offers an overview of eni’s contribution to global sustainable development goals.

This document is part of the current international debate within various networks to define the priority topics and areas for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be pursued from 2015 onwards.

The contents of this document are in line with the Advanced Level of the United Nations Differentiation Programme, with additional issues taken from the sustainability Blueprint.

At a Country level, eni is promoting local sustainability reporting initiatives within its subsidiaries such as the Country Reports and the launch of new Country websites. For example in 2013 the website was created, an on-line platform entirely dedicated to eni’s activities in the region. In the early months of 2014 the NAOC Sustainability website was launched, to improve information on some of the sustainability issues of particular interest to local and international stakeholders in relation to NAOC (eni’s subsidiary in Nigeria). The website contains all the information on sustainability: a description of the main projects and a breakdown of the performaces by business sector based on an interactive method including in-depth information where necessary.

Reference Principles

The sustainability information and performance data contained in this document have been prepared in accordance with the principles in the guidelines “Sustainability Reporting guidelines & Oil and Gas Sector Supplement - version 3.1” issued by the GRI - Global Reporting Initiative. The principles which ensure the quality of the information and performance data, including their presentation, are: balance, comparability, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and clarity, as defined by the Global Reporting Initiative.