Eni Listed in Human Rights Index of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark

Eni confirms its leadership in designing an effective approach to human rights, ranking in the top 4% among the 200 companies assessed by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB).

The CHRB is a public benchmark that assess companies’ human rights performances. It compares the world’s largest companies in the mining, agriculture, clothing and ICT sectors, by taking into account their policies, governance structure and work processes to evaluate their approach to human rights, as well as their way to respond to allegations of violation.

“This encouraging result reflects Eni’s progress and constant commitment to the protection and respect for human rights in every area and at all corporate levels”, said Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer. He added that: “The integration of respect for human rights in all our activities is a constantly evolving process that, starting from the company’s top management, involves Eni’s 30,000 people in 67 countries around the world, and includes our partners and suppliers, as well as the local communities that host us.”

Human rights are part of the regulatory system of Eni, which has adopted its own Declaration on Respect for Human Rights. In addition, Eni has integrated human rights into its main policies, and the company’s governance structure and processes have been designed to reflect the centrality of human rights.

Eni’s approach to human rights is also a key element of the new corporate mission, which underlines Eni’s values regarding climate, environment, access to energy, cooperation and partnerships for development and the respect for human dignity and human rights. The mission, which is inspired by the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strengthens the principles that underpin the company’s business model. A model that focuses on long-term investments — in both business and social terms – by going beyond short-term profit objectives, and that guides the integration of sustainability into all business activities.

Eni’s progress is also highlighted by the improvement in the score obtained in the three editions of the CHRB. Eni is among the companies that have increased their score most since the first edition in 2017. In 2019, the company’s total score improved in all the six categories used for the analysis. In addition, in 2019, Eni was also the best performer in the “Company Human Rights Practices” section, which assesses the factors and processes that enable the respect for human rights and the prevention and mitigation of risks and impacts on human rights.