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Materiality assessment

In order to identify the topics to be covered in eni for 2013, eni, with the scientific support of the Enrico Mattei Eni Foundation, analysed the main topics dealt with by the main international frameworks for Sustainable Development - SDSN, UN Global Compact, HLP and OWG.

The analysis identified the following areas as material for the Post-2015 Agenda:

  • commitment to spreading prosperity and equality throughout all Countries and communities, through development and not only through economic growth;
  • protection of and respect for ecosystems and biodiversity;
  • adoption of sustainable governance to ensure good local management, respect for human rights and decent work;
  • access to and development of sustainable energy to tackle climate change;
  • investment in innovation and technology;
  • people valuing, guaranteeing decent work;
  • attention to diversity and women empowerment;
  • development of rural areas and inclusive and resilient cities;
  • commitment to building peace and stability in all Countries and communities;
  • guaranteeing good education for all;
  • the promotion of health and wellbeing to improve the general quality of life;
  • good management of water resources.

In order to identify among these, the material topics for eni, a comparison was then made between the strategic focus for eni as per the 2014-2017 strategic plan and the capacity of the private sector, in particular the Oil and Gas industry, to contribute to sustainable development goals at a global level.

The evaluation of this contribution was based on a study of the literature and in particular the application of the MDG-Scan methodology developed by NCDO (Netherlands Committee for Sustainable Development). This estimates the impact of twenty multinationals from various sectors on the current Millennium Development Goals.

For each of the topics assessed as material for eni the specific sections of this document were then defined based on the materiality assessment, which also took into account stakeholder requirements.