The FINANCIAL — Eni is organising in Casa Corriere in Expo a meeting with representatives of the Republic of Congo. The event will focus on the Hinda Integrated Project and Improved Cook Stove project.
San Donato Milanese (MI), 20 October 2015 – Eni, the Official Partner for Sustainability Initiatives in African Countries of Expo Milano 2015, is organising a meeting with representatives of the Republic of Congo at the Casa Corriere of the Universal Exposition. The Congo is a key country for Eni in Africa where the company integrates sustainability objectives with those of an operational and financial nature, according to Eni.
The event, moderated by Mara Gergolet, a Corriere della Sera’s journalist, will focus on two Eni sustainability projects that represent the company’s strong commitment to the country’s development. The Hinda Integrated Project, aims to improve living conditions of the communities in the areas around the M’Boundi onshore field and the Improved Cook Stove provides modern technologies for cooking and access to electricity to houses in rural areas to create opportunities for the development of small local businesses.
Hinda is an integrated sustainability project which Eni is developing in the Congo for a population of approx. 25,000 people. The project features activities in various sectors such as agriculture, education, health and the environment with social awareness building activities.
The Improved Cook Stove project sees Eni’s collaboration with the Politecnico of Milan with the goal of creating a better cooking stove for rural sub-Saharan Africa.
At the meeting a video will be shown presenting the results and objectives of Hinda. Participants will include Carlo Vito Russo, Eni’s Executive Vice President for Central and Southern Europe, Giampiero Silvestri, Secretary General of the AVSI Foundation, Fabio Inzoli, Head of the Department of Energy at the Politecnico di Milano, and Jerome Ndam Mungwe of the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda; PhD fellow at the Politecnico di Milano | UNESCO Chair in Energy for Sustainable Development.
Eni’s sustainability initiatives are always related to the host country’s development plans, with particular focus on social activities and improving the health and conditions of the local populations. Eni’s relationship with the host countries is represented by the image of the dual flag: the six-legged dog and the local flag. The two flags fly together not only on operational facilities and fields, but also in the villages and towns where development projects are implemented.