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Human and labour rights

2017 Results

49%

Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining contracts.

229

Human and labour rights training man-hours.

88%

Of vendors audited on HLR in high risk countries out of the total vendors audited in those countries.
SDGs
2018 Objectives
Extend human and labour training to HR personnel, general and branch managers.
Implement the worker grievance procedure within Saipem Operating Companies.
We are a responsible employer promoting positive behaviour also outside our own operative boundaries

We are committed to protecting and promoting labour rights in running our business, taking into account both internationally recognised labour standards (i.e. UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, ILO Conventions, the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact) and local legislation in the countries in which Group companies operate. Due attention is given to the fundamental International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions encompassing the protection against forced and child labour, the promotion of non-discrimination on employment and occupation, as well as freedom of association and collective bargaining. Especially with regard to the latter, we have a sound record of relations with trade union organisations in a variety of geographic locations and covering several segments of our business (i.e., our attention to labour rights extends also to offshore personnel with full abidance to the principles and the rights recognised to seafarers promoted under the ILO Maritime Labour Convention of 2006).

Following a human rights risk assessment, we developed an action plan on human and labour rights in 2016. In the course of 2017 we implemented several initiatives related to the engagement of stakeholders regarding the promotion and respect of internationally recognised human rights.

PROMOTING HUMAN AND LABOUR RIGHTS

A comprehensive induction was delivered to subcontractor and qualified employment agency representatives, specifically addressed to HR personnel managing subcontractor resources that covered aspects related to international norms protecting human rights (fighting corruption, social responsibility, integrity, ethical supply chain, health and safety, etc.), as well as possible violations and resulting risks related to our reference industry.

+500 Subcontractor and employment agency representatives from 46 countries reached through human and labour rights training

An additional training programme on human and labour rights focusing on local legislation and labour practices was delivered to HR Managers and HR personnel operating in 20 countries.

31 HR Managers and coordinators were reached by the human and labour rights training programme in 2017

RECRUITING AND MANAGING INTERNATIONAL PERSONNEL WITH THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS

Global Petroprojects Services (GPS AG) is a subsidiary of the Saipem Group and was founded in Switzerland in 1964 . It has been licensed to recruit also non-resident resources for international placement since 1994. GPS AG is a human resources centre of excellence providing a complex spectrum of onshore, offshore, and maritime HR related services to Saipem worldwide. For certain specific contexts GPS AG is supported by local agencies to satisfy legal obligations and manage specific logistic duties. In the framework of its human and labour rights commitment, we have a rigorous process in place to select supply personnel alongside structured engagement to promote fruitful cooperation. GPS AG constantly monitors how employment agencies manage sensitive processes such as recruitment and administration practices. This is performed through audits at the vendor’s premises and phone interviews with GPS AG’s international personnel.

+300 employees from employment agencies interviewed (2016-2017)

HOPE: HUMAN RIGHTS AT OPERATIONAL LEVEL

The HOPE (Human OPerational Environment) Training Programme has been implemented since 2014 to further develop and disseminate a human rights culture while promoting an on-the-ground approach. The programme is specifically targeted at managers working at the operative level at sites and projects. They are expected to familiarise themselves with relevant human rights concepts and to identify/share practical solutions to issues connected with Saipem operational impacts in specific areas and in the event of emerging human rights issues.

5 Sites/Projects where the HOPE programme was implemented between 2014-2017

+90 participants

A TRANSPARENT COMMITMENT TO HUMAN AND LABOUR RIGHTS

According to the ILO, around 25 million people are estimated are subjected to forced labour. We are committed to ensuring respect for human and labour rights and preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain. For this reason we welcome the requirements of the UK Modern Slavery Act and transparently describes our principles, policies, processes and actions to show that our Company has been working to respect and promote human rights.

The annual Saipem Modern Slavery Statement is available on our website.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

Ethical supply chain

Vendors are key players and a sustainable supply chain is a prerogative of Saipem’s business and our success.