Health Emergency
Provisions on Health Emergency

Eni's main objective is to ensure conditions of health and safety in the workplaces. To this end, in all Eni offices and operating sites, all the necessary measures are adopted in order to counter and contain the contagion from Covid-19, to comply with the provisions issued by the government and public authorities and to ensure the correct management of operating activities, taking into account the peculiarities of the different workplaces.

All the measures defined and adopted by Eni are set out in the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic response plan, attached to the Medical Emergency Response Plan (MERP) present at each Eni site/headquarter. Suppliers are required to request a copy from the contract manager before entering Eni sites for the activities covered by the contract.

Below is a summary of the prevention measures adopted.

Hygiene and prevention measures

All workers must in the first place adopt the general health and hygiene prevention measures useful to reduce the risk of infection provided by the WHO and by the reference health authority. These are periodically updated in relation to the evolution of the phenomenon by the legislation issued time after time, such as:  washing hands frequently, avoiding contact with eyes, nose and mouth, covering nose and mouth in the presence of sneezing and coughing, wearing a surgical mask, where required.

In addition, the following additional measures are adopted:

  • New methods of access and control at Eni sites;
  • Prevention and behavioral measures, personal distancing and personal hygiene / sanitization in Eni workplaces;
  • Measurement of the temperature at the entrance to the sites; access is forbidden if temperature is higher than 37.5 ° and in the presence of respiratory symptoms (cough, difficulty in breathing);
  • Adoption of cleaning and sanitizing protocols for workplaces according to ISS guidelines (rooms, workstations, common and leisure areas).


Medical and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Each Employer ensures the supply of suitable PPEs to its staff, according to its specific risk assessments and the type of ongoing activity.

In Eni workplaces, the minimum safety distance and personal and areas hygiene/sanitization measures are adopted as a priority measure of prevention and protection to safeguard the health and safety of workers.

In line with current regulatory provisions, the use of the surgical mask is always mandatory for all workers within Eni indoor and outdoor sites, by way of example:

  • at workstations within shared spaces (e.g. open spaces, control rooms, maintenance areas, laboratories, etc.);
  • in the common areas (by way of example and not limited to: canteens; dining areas; corridors and tunnels; toilets and changing rooms; elevators and stairs; outdoor corporate spaces);
  • on all occasions of mobility;
  • whenever the worker is or works in the presence of other people.

The use of surgical masks is also mandatory for the entire duration of the training activities in presence, internal events, access to auditoriums, meeting rooms, company archives, libraries, etc.

The use of the half-mask FFP2/FFP3 should instead be reserved for activities that may involve a potential professional exposure such as those of healthcare professionals in contact with a suspected case or those of the cleaning staff during decontamination activities, which only concern health facilities and the activity of emergency and first aid operators during first aid activities.


Access to workplaces

Access to Eni offices by visitors/guests/contract workers is restricted to situations of actual need.

In the case of contract awarded suppliers who must be able to carry out their activity at Eni's offices, the acquisition of a specific information sheet signed by the supplier’s Employer is envisaged (Information Sheet - Communication to suppliers – Covid-19 Emergency Attachment VII to the MERP) received by the contract manager. The same Employer must ensure that it has been acknowledged by renewing the signature at each change in the personnel employed in the contract.

Before entering Eni's offices / sites, the contract workers are required to sign a specific Self-declaration form (Self-declaration form for entry to Eni sites) accompanied by the Information on the processing of personal data, by prevention behavioural and sanitary measures to be adopted in Eni workplaces and the correct use of masks. This self-declaration will be signed for acknowledgement one-time with respect to the validity period of the access badge to Eni sites, and in any case whenever requested by the client.

The detection of the temperature at the entrance of the buildings through thermal imaging camera and/or remote infrared thermometers is also envisaged, at each building.

Access to Eni offices is safely regulated for company professionals whose presence is required for business continuity.

In addition:

  • for the staff of suppliers, entry, transit and exit procedures are identified, through predefined routes and times, in order to reduce the occasions for contact with the staff in force in the departments/offices involved. Toilets dedicated to contract workers will be provided inside the office buildings.
  • movements within the site must be limited to the minimum necessary and in compliance with company instructions;
  • the meetings are held exclusively in remote mode, through videoconferencing/streaming systems. Where the meetings are characterized by the nature of necessity and urgency, when remote connection is not available, they can be carried out in presence in compliance with the following provisions:
    • only controlled meeting rooms will be accessible (therefore managed by dedicated staff)
    • the number of participants admitted to the meeting rooms cannot exceed 30% of the nominal capacity and in any case the number of 6 participants cannot be exceeded
  • the drivers of the means of transport must remain on board their vehicles: access to the offices is not allowed for any reason. For the necessary preparation of loading and unloading activities, the transporter must comply with the strict distance of at least one meter.


Access to gathering areas

Taking into account the provisions of local and/or national health authorities, adequate restrictive measures may be envisaged which include, in relation to the type of workplace:

  • temporary suspension or modification in the method of access to the canteen service;
  • temporary suspension or modification in the method of access to refreshment areas (e.g. cafeterias, bouvette and guest-houses);
  • temporary suspension or regulation of training activities allowed in presence and of internal events;
  • suspension of the mobility service (e.g. company shuttles) or modification in the methods of access.

Access to common areas, including company canteens, toilets, changing rooms is subject to quota restrictions, with the provision of continuous ventilation of the premises, a reduced stay time within these spaces and with the maintenance of the minimum interpersonal safety distance among the people who occupy them.


Protection of "fragile" workers

Eni, in line with current legal, contractual and corporate provisions, adopts a series of actions aimed at protecting the so-called "fragile workers", namely those who, due to specific personal health conditions, may be more exposed to the risk of contracting the virus or suffering an aggravation of their pathology according to the regulatory provisions.

The maximum collaboration of all Eni suppliers is required in order to adopt the provisions issued by the competent Institutions and to observe the consequent envisaged protection measures. The suppliers must promptly inform their staff and ensure appropriate awareness of the importance of complying with the behavioural instructions and of promptly reporting any doubt or operational criticality related to the application of the aforementioned measures to the Eni contractual manager of reference.


Management of "suspected cases" and "confirmed cases"

The maximum collaboration of all Eni suppliers is required in order to adopt the provisions issued by the competent Institutions and to observe the consequent envisaged protection measures. The suppliers must promptly inform their staff and ensure appropriate awareness of the importance of complying with the behavioural instructions and of promptly reporting any doubt or operational criticality related to the application of the aforementioned measures to the Eni contractual manager of reference.

Suppliers are required to follow all the provisions set out in chapter 5.6 of the MERP concerning the management of "suspected cases" and "confirmed cases" as indicated below:

  • Contract worker who has symptoms attributable to COVID-19 (body temperature above 37.5 ° C, cough, breathing difficulties) at company sites;
  • Contract worker who presents symptoms attributable to COVID-19 (body temperature above 37.5 ° C, cough, breathing difficulties) outside the company sites;
  • Contract worker for which COVID-19 positivity is confirmed;
  • Contract worker who has been in close contact with a confirmed case or who has received communication from the health authority regarding possible close contact with a confirmed case and / or reached by provisions containing restrictive measures;
  • Contract worker whose cohabitant has tested positive for COVID-19;
  • Contract worker whose cohabitant is subjected to quarantine / isolation (e.g. return from countries reported as at risk by the Ministry of Health) and / or has received communication from the health authority for a possible contact with a confirmed case up to the deadline from communication.

For any information, clarifications or reports regarding the Coronavirus emergency: Fornitori_Eni_Coronavirus@eni.com

 


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