Saipem operates within the reference framework of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Fundamental Conventions of the ILO – International Labor Organization – and the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.
Any form of discrimination, corruption, forced or child labour is rejected. Particular attention is paid to the acknowledgement and safeguarding of the dignity, freedom and equality of human beings, the protection of labour and of the freedom of trade union association, health, safety, the environment and biodiversity, as well as the set of values and principles concerning transparency, energy efficiency and sustainable development, in accordance with International Institutions and Conventions.
Respect for Human Rights is the foundation of inclusive growth of societies and local areas and, consequently, of the companies that work within them. Saipem contributes to the creation of the socioeconomic conditions required for the effective enjoyment of fundamental rights and promotes the professional growth and well-being of its own local human resources. Saipem, in collaboration with its clients, takes Human Rights issues into account from the moment the feasibility of new projects is assessed. It does this in order to prevent detrimental behaviour and to detect areas that may require measures which can contribute to the improvement of local stakeholder access to fundamental rights.
In 2017, in the framework of Saipem’s commitment to promoting human and labour rights in its operations, the company issued its first policy on Human Rights.