Saipem Sustainability Committee is composed of members of the Board and Top Executives, defining and steering Saipem Sustainability Strategy, activities and the fundamental priorities of programs.
The Sustainability Committee represents the entire Saipem top management:
|Umberto Vergine||Chief Executive Officer|
|Hugh O'Donnell||Deputy Chief Executive Officer|
|Stefano Bianchi||Corporate Senior Vice President Integrated Projects|
|Stefano Goberti||Chief Financial Officer|
|Giuseppe Caselli||Chief Operating Officer of Engineering and Construction Business Unit|
|Paolo Daleffe||Corporate Senior Vice President Procurement|
|Sabatino De Sanctis||Corporate Senior Vice President QHSE and Sustainability|
|Pietro Galizzi||Corporate Senior Vice President Legal Affairs|
|Dario Gallinari||Corporate Senior Vice President Human Resources, Organization and ICT|
|Aldo Gebbia||Corporate Vice President Industrial Risk & Opportunity & Knowledge Management|
ROUND-TABLE WITH SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
|Committee’s point of view on Sustainability in today’s business|
“Saipem has always sought the collaboration and involvement of entities and local communities in the countries in which it has operated and still operates, fully respecting the value of diversity. Saipem has always adopted human and professional values and practices that have facilitated and promoted growth and development in the specific local contexts in which it operates.
In addition, our operating projects are always accompanied by technical and vocational training schools and long-term local investments. For Saipem, developing local content means creating value not just for the project but also – and above all – for the resources involved, offering opportunities for social and economic development." (Dario Gallinari – Corporate Senior Vice President Human Resources, Organization and ICT)
“Nowadays, it is impossible to separate the concept of doing business from that of working responsibly and contributing to socio-economic development.
The way that we fulfil the request to contribute to capacity building is by promoting and maximizing local content, not only in terms of the number of people employed but especially in terms of the know-how that is transferred to them as we maximize our use of local suppliers and local subcontractors. For a Company like Saipem, with a strong decentralized structure and a multicultural organization, a focus on local content is an important way to respond to the complex and changing requests of our clients.” (Giuseppe Caselli – E&C BU Chief Operating Officer)
||“Saipem has always had a peculiar focus on Sustainability, even when this word was not fully accepted in the international agenda. People are a core value in Saipem. The respect for the individual, for his or her culture and local entities has always generated value to Saipem's business. The work we are doing now on Sustainability aims at refining, formalizing and finally making even more concrete these intrinsic characteristics of Saipem.” (Sabatino De Sanctis, Corporate Senior Vice President QHSE and Sustainability)|
||“Local Content development remains a key aspect of our business, especially when operating in frontier areas. Saipem must constantly operate with the awareness that we may change people lives. In this respect our culture has always been based on the ability to operate together with the local people respecting their culture, creating a social network to develop local infrastructures, and generally contributing to social development.” (Pietro Galizzi, Corporate Senior Vice President Legal Affairs)|
"A correct, open and cooperative relationship with the stakeholders is vital for the success of each complex project Saipem carries out, frequently in very remote and most challenging areas. Sustainability shall be seen as a chance to improve people’s living standards and contributing to host communities’ development, by offering employment opportunities and building up their professional skills, together with providing educational programs and socially oriented initiatives.
It is a demanding objective, especially for the execution of high technological projects, but this is a key element to be able to operate for a long-term sustainable business around the world." (Stefano Bianchi, Corporate Senior Vice President Integrated Projects)
|Future Sustainability challenges in Committee’s view|
||“Our future main challenge will be to keep on improving the quality of the local content we are able to develop and the level of interaction with communities. We have been pioneers in local content development but now we need to ensure that we will foster local suppliers and increase the presence of local employees in managerial positions.” (Hugh O’Donnell, Deputy Chief Executive Officer)|
||“The real challenge is being able to see Sustainability as a strategic lever for business decisions and not as a short term set of actions to control stakeholders. We should be able to assess opportunities and risks with a global approach that enables us to avoid decisions which sound appealing from a pure short term focus but in the long run would damage our reputation or affect the relationship with stakeholders.” (Aldo Gebbia, Corporate Vice President Industrial Risk & Opportunity And Knowledge Management)|
|Opportunities and Threats in implementing Sustainability|
||“Being sustainable is a real opportunity to ensure our growth and that one of our stakeholders, ensure our presence where the business is. The main threat is the lack of a long term strategic approach towards all stakeholders, such as contractors and suppliers, ensuring that they operate according to our standards and culture.” (Paolo Daleffe, Corporate Senior Vice President Procurement)|