Our presence in the area


Saipem plays an active role in more than 50 countries where it operates, mainly in terms of local employment, developing local business activities and skills. Consistently, Saipem contributes to the creation of value and supports the social, economic, and environmental well-being of each area. This commitment is structured through the Local Community Initiative (LCI) Plan, which is formulated annually to ensure our actions are aligned with local needs and priorities.

The impact Saipem has locally varies depending on the nature of our presence in the region. In areas where Saipem has a long-term presence, such as manufacturing yards, we engage directly with local stakeholders to establish and maintain a dialogue that supports sustainable relationships with communities and territories.

Conversely, in locations where our projects have a short-to-medium-term focus, Saipem adapts its approach to value creation to meet the specific operational contexts and customer requirements. The value generated locally translates into new jobs, stimulating demand for local services and goods, construction and the improvement of infrastructure, as well as contributing to the education system and development of professional skills, and the enhancement of people's rights.


Quantifying our local impacts


The SELCE (Saipem Externalities Local Content Evaluation) model is an important tool for quantifying local value creation by measuring externalities, thereby enabling Saipem to assess our unique socio-economic contributions within a country of operation.


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Economic impact
The economic impact is calculated as the overall financial impact on the local economy and society generated by the purchase of goods and services from local vendors, the salaries paid to local personnel employed by Saipem projects and the taxes paid in the Country.

Employment impact
The employment impact is calculated as the total number of full time equivalent (FTE) jobs created by Saipem’s operations, both directly and indirectly through the supply chain and the induced effects of increased spending and taxes.

Human capital development impact
The human capital development impact is the economic value associated with the training activities provided by Saipem to its local employees, calculated as increased lifetime earning potential and their contribution to the local economy.

The three socio-economic impacts are calculated considering the direct, indirect and induced impacts.


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The SELCE model is the tool we designed to quantify our impact on a certain area or country where we operate or on projects we have completed. It helps us to develop durable and sustainable relationships with all local stakeholders, reduce costs and risks associated with projects, improve the perception of the company, create the conditions for a climate of mutual trust, and overall, guarantee our actions are effective and sustainable in any given area.  

The SELCE model also allows us to measure the overall economic impact we have generated through payments to local suppliers and employees, taxes paid, the number of jobs created in a specific area and the increase in the lifetime earning potential thanks to our training programmes. 



Contribution to country GDP_MAP
24 Bln €
Total economic impact
~250,000 jobs
Total employment impact
86 Mln €
Total human capital employment



The REVALUE model measures the social and environmental impact of the company's activities in monetary terms.  The Revalue methodology allows us to evaluate the overall worldwide impact of the Saipem activities by calculating the value created starting from the relations between inputs of our business activities, the corresponding outputs and their long-term results.

To date, the overall net value of our impacts amounts to 1.545 billion euro globally.

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Initiatives for local communities


We play an active role in local communities in different ways, all with the single goal of creating long-term value. Local community initiatives are mainly focused on areas such as economic development, education, environment and health.

Our commitment to local communities in 2023

invested in community initiatives
community initiatives implemented
countries involved

The map highlights some of the areas of the world in which we work and an overview of the initiatives implemented locally in 2022.

Below is a brief description of some of them, representative of our commitment to the creation of value at the local level in the various related action areas to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



Creating local shared value in Australia

Nourishing what nourishes us 


On the remote coast of Western Australia, along the Burrup Peninsula, which consist of a narrow strip of land, as well as 42 islands located near the town of Dampier in the Pilbara region, a massive project is underway to address the global challenge of food security.
We are contributing to this endeavour by acting as lead engineers and builders of the world’s largest plant for urea – a crucial ingredient for the production of fertilisers, used worldwide to nourish agriculture. As the plant takes shape, its impact reaches far beyond the construction site. With a production capacity exceeding 2.3 million tonnes of urea annually, the facility aims to be a pivotal player in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a sustainable solution to global food resilience.
The plant is poised to create over 2,000 jobs during construction and approximately 200 permanent jobs during the operational phase, significantly contributing to the regional economy. The project’s emphasis on local and Aboriginal participation stands as a testament to its commitment to community engagement.
To weave this vision into reality, Saipem and Clough Joint Venture (SCJV) are organising networking events and briefings throughout Australia, inviting potential subcontractors and suppliers to participate in the project, with a special focus on small local and Indigenous businesses.
A key aspect of the construction phase is the engagement with indigenous people and local communities through career, training and business opportunities ensuring enduring social benefits.


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