Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, said: “The strategy we announce today represents a fundamental step for Eni. We will set out the evolution of our Company in the next 30 years combining the objectives of ongoing development in a fast changing energy market and a significant reduction in our carbon footprint, a combination considered impossible by many. We will be the first in the industry to provide a business strategy to address these issues. Our strategy will rely on the quality of our assets, our technologies and our competencies.
The principles that guide our journey will remain fixed. The promotion of all UN SDGs is a fundamental element of our mission as is a strong financial position.
The Eni of the future will therefore be even more sustainable. It will reinforce its role as a global player in the world of energy with renewables and circular economy activities. These nascent businesses will develop strongly and be highly connected to our existing businesses. The production of oil and gas is expected to reach a plateau in 2025 followed by a flexible decline in the following years mainly for the oil component. The result will be a portfolio that is more balanced and integrated and will be stronger for its adaptability and competitive shareholder remuneration.
We have quantified our carbon footprint reduction targets giving ourselves a comprehensive method of calculating emissions, which includes both direct and indirect emissions deriving from the end use of our products, whether from our own production or purchased from third parties. Consequently, our targets for reducing our absolute GHG emissions cannot be compared with other methodologies given the wider scope of emissions considered in our method. We have fixed a target of an 80% reduction in net GHG emissions of our energy products by 2050, which exceeds the 70% indicated by the IEA in their SDS scenario which aims to be compatible with the Paris Agreement.
We have designed a strategy that combines economic sustainability with environmental sustainability and we have done so by defining an action plan based on technologies – existing or developed in-house – that we know how to implement. This will allow Eni to be a leader in the market supplying decarbonised energy products and actively contributing to the energy transition process.”