Our Stakeholders

We forge relationships based on transparency and trust to achieve sustainable development objectives together.

We are committed to constant dialogue with the communities in the areas where we operate. For this purpose, Versalis has activated partnerships and alliances with local stakeholders, also supporting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We are open to listen to requests and expectations raised by stakeholders, share the results of impact assessments on the territory and together define intervention projects to promote shared local development, mitigating any impacts and identifying new opportunities for territory development and business. We support and develop local initiatives aimed at generating value for the benefit of the communities we relate to.


Who are the stakeholders?

Stakeholders are persons or groups that directly or indirectly influence or are influenced by our activities, the plurality of stakeholders with whom we deal on a daily basis and with whom it is important to establish a relationship of mutual trust. How? Through involvement at every stage of the activity, continuous dialogue, constant exchange.


The EcoVadis platform

We believe that strong and lasting relationships with our business partners are only possible if they are built in an effective and shared way, especially with regard to sustainability. This is why we have joined the EcoVadis platform, an internationally recognised Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rating system based on a transparent, effective and easy-to-understand standard.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility is assessed on an annual basis and the result is formulated through an overall rating based on an assessment over four areas:

  • environment
  • work and human rights
  • ethics
  • sustainable procurement

After several years in the GOLD category, Versalis achieved a PLATINUM rating in 2022, placing it in the top 1% of companies operating in the same sector.

Relations with local communities

We are committed to promoting constant dialogue with the communities in the territories that host our production sites. Collaboration and participation, mutual understanding, and the sharing of know-how and experience, all contribute to the creation of shared value with all local stakeholders, to the constant improvement of our initiatives and to the achievement of our sustainability objectives.


Saline di Priolo Nature Reserve

We contributed to the reconstruction of the Saline di Priolo Nature Reserve in Sicily following a fire devastated the protected area on 10 July 2019. The safety intervention saw the pruning and removal of hundreds of burnt trees, making the paths in the reserve usable again. Furthermore, the sustainable use of the reserve's ecosystem has been restored through the preparation of areas for the planting of typical Mediterranean flora species. Carried out by Eni Rewind and Versalis as part of the Agreement signed with LIPU (Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli - Italian League for the Protection of Birds), the intervention in 2020 contributed to the recovery of a natural oasis of great environmental and tourist value for the area.

Established by the Region of Sicily in 2000 and managed by LIPU (Italian League for the Protection of Birds), the Reserve safeguards an area in which about 40% of all bird species observed in Italy to date have been recorded.


Women's empowerment activities in Ghana

We supported the launch of an educational programme for more than 90 women and young girls from the western region of Ghana. By making the young people involved economically self-sufficient, foundations are laid for the lasting and sustainable improvement of the living conditions of their families and the community as a whole. Thanks to local cooperation with the diocese of Sekondi Takoradi, we supported the start-up of income-generating economic activities in 2020 by enhancing technical skills such as tailoring and crochet.

The good results achieved with this initiative have laid the groundwork for evaluating possible further interventions and initiatives to support local communities in Ghana. In this regard, the cooperation with the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese was extended in the first half of 2022 for the continuation of the program.