Snam and Global compact


As an active member of Global Compact Network Italy, Snam participates in the Human Rights Working Group and in the Reporting working Group


In February 2013, together with Global Compact Network Italy, Snam organised a workshop on Integrated Reporting


Snam  disseminates Global Compact’s  principles through the documentation of commercial contracts and the company signed the charter for the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation as a founding member/promoter

Global Compact is an international initiative which sustains ten universally accepted principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment, anti-corruption, uniting governments, companies, UN agencies, labour organisations and civil society.

Snam’s commitment to doing business according to a sustainable development model, to respect and protect human rights and labour and the environment, was renewed in 2009 with its membership of Global Compact, the largest voluntary initiative in the world on sustainability issues, launched in July 2000 by the United Nations.

The Global Compact principles are universally shared and accepted, as they are based on the: the Universal declaration of Human Rights , the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

By becoming part of this initiative, Snam has joined a universal network of companies willing to implement change, alpromote good corporate citizenship and search for innovative solutions and partnerships.

Snam wants to confirm and reinforce its commitment as a socially responsible company and participates, on various fronts, in the work of Global Compact Network Italia which, in 2013, became a foundation and Snam is one of its Charter Promoter Members.

In view of the benefits derived from this initiative, such as access to the broad and deep experience of the United Nations with regard to sustainability and development issues, the use of Global Compact management tools and resources, and the opportunity to be involved in specific working groups, ul>

  • implement all the necessary changes to ensure that Global Compact and its principles become part of the company’s strategy, culture and daily operations;
  • promote and increase awareness of Global Compact and its principles through its own communication channels;
  • implement an annual Communication on Progress (CoP), a tool used to inform its stakeholders in a transparent and continuous manner of ongoing activities and achievements in the practical application of the ten Global Compact principles.

In 2015 Snam collaborated with the Global compact Network Italy foundation for the publication MAKING THE CASE Business, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services as Tool for Change.


Snam has chosen to publish its Communication on Progress within the Sustainability Report through the use of a reconciliation table, shown below.

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Principles 1 and 2
Businesses are required to promote and respect internationally proclaimed human rights within their sphere of influence and ensure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses, even indirectly.

  • In April 2017 Snam adopted a Policy about Human Rights
  • Respect for human rights is expressly mentioned in the Snam Code of Ethics and in contractual relations with suppliers. To contractually document this reciprocal commitment, Snam asks its suppliers to comply with the Ethics and Integrity Pact, which aims to guarantee transparent relationships, the fulfilment of professional ethics requirements throughout the company supply chain (including subcontractors) and for the entire term of the relationship, the power to take action in cases of non-compliance.

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  • More than 425 people, including Snam Group personnel and suppliers, participated in a workshop entitled “Environment and innovation, a challenge for everyone” devoted to the topics of innovation, sustainability and business ethics.

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  • 100% of total qualified suppliers have been analyzed on topics regarding Human Rights issues.

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  • Awareness and involvement initiatives under the "Objective Safety" plan continued.

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  • Training activities continues in the HSE area (approximately 19,288 hours delivered, with more than 3,484 attendees).

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  • Contractor accident rate reduced.

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  • Safeguard of employee health through several initiatives.

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  • Welfare system improved with new services and initiatives.

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Principles 3, 4, 5 and 6
Businesses are required to uphold freedom of association and the recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; the abolition in practice of child labour; and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in respect of employment and work

  • The national collective labour agreement for Energy & Petroleum has been applied. All workers are guaranteed the right to express their own thoughts freely, to join trade associations and engage in union activities

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  • New model of professional and managerial skills and the new performance assessment system establishing business as well as sustainability targets confirmed.

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  • The first two-year programme for the development of managerial skills and the ability to work in international teams concluded in 2016, involving approximately 100 people.

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  • 3 out of 4 new executives appointed in 2016 were women.

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  •  More of 82,184 hours of training delivered in total, with more 10,396 attendances.

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  • Opportunity to join an online English course continued for all staff.

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Principles 7, 8 and 9
Businesses are required to provide support for a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; to undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and to encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


  • 227 km of vegetation restoration completed; environmental monitoring over 560 km carried out and 3.7 km of reforestation completed.

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  • Participation to the “Clean up the World” international initiative involving Bordolano’s school.

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  • Fourth book in the “sustainable pathways” series, Il Parco del Ticino, published.

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  • Thanks to the actions implemented during the year, the emission into the atmosphere of 85,770 tonnes of CO2eq has been prevented.

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  • New photovoltaic plants connected to increase installed power by 20%.

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  • Principle 10

Businesses are committed to working against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.


  • Signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Snam and Transparency International about anti-corruption and governance.

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  • Realized 1200 reputational checks involving suppliers, sub-contractors and participants in tenders.

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Snam and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), officially known as "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", are an intergovernmental set of aspiration Goals with 17 targets promoted by United Nations.

Snam is particularly committed on the Goal 13, Fight to Climate change: in addition to using natural gas as the main fuel, Snam is introducing energy management programmes and reducing the carbon footprint. The targets for 2021 are:

  • to reduce natural gas emissions by 10%, like for like, compared with 2016 figures;
  • to improve the energy efficiency of the gas preheating systems by 10% in 58 pressure reduction stations;
  • to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting systems of 16 compression stations by 40%.

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With regard to the prevention of extreme poverty, the results published  by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) show encouraging results, including the halving of the number of people living on less than a dollar a day since 1990. For more information on  the achievement of the previous objectives, the Millennium Developments Goals, view the report.



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