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Saipem is a global contractor with active operating projects in 58 countries. This report provides concrete examples of Saipem’s sustainability strategy. The following is a complete overview of the countries in which the sustainability initiatives described in this document are performed.

canada

Saipem is present in Canada with 1,012 employees, of whom 86% local. The Company operates locally via Snamprogetti Canada Inc and Construction Saipem Canada Inc. The main activities are Onshore E&C and Onshore Drilling.

venezuela

Saipem is present in Venezuela with 2,406 employees, of whom 98% local. It operates mainly in Offshore E&C and Onshore Drilling through Petrex SA. Human Resources p. 11, Local Vendors p. 27, Local

colombia

Saipem has 434 employees in Colombia, of whom 97% local. Saipem operates primarily through Petrex SA, whose activities relate mainly to Onshore Drilling. In 2012, the Puerto Nuevo project was completed via Saipem sa.

peru

Saipem has been present in Peru since 1983 and has 1,591 employees, of whom 98% local. Currently, the Company operates through Petrex SA in both Onshore and Offshore Drilling.

brazil

Saipem’s presence in Brazil began in 2002. The Company counts 1,199 employees, of whom 59% local. Saipem operates via Saipem do Brasil Serviçõs de Petroleo Ltda. The main activities are Offshore E&C and Onshore Drilling. A new fabrication yard in Guarujá is also currently under construction.

france

Saipem is present in France with the companies Saipem sa and Sofresid sa. The main operations are in both Onshore and Offshore E&C, including the following product lines: Floaters, LNG, Maritime Works, Infrastructures, Offshore Wind Farms, Subsea Field Developments, Offshore Pipelines, Offshore Fixed Facilities, Platform Installation and Decommissioning, and Remote Subsea Technologies. The Company counts 2,207 employees, of whom 85% local.

italy

Saipem is present in Italy not just with the Parent Company but also with Servizi Energia Italia SpA, Consorzio Sapro and Snamprogetti Chiyoda sas. The main operations are in both Onshore and Offshore E&C and Drilling.

algeria

Saipem has been present in Algeria since the early 1950s. In 2012 the Company counted 2,018 employees, of whom 74% local. Saipem’s operating companies are Saipem Contracting Algérie SpA and Saipem SpA Algerian Branch. The main business is in both Onshore and Offshore E&C and Drilling.

nigeria

Saipem has been present in Nigeria since the mid-1960s. It has 3,771 employees, of whom 87% local. Saipem operates through Saipem Contracting (Nigeria) Ltd and Saipem (Nigeria) Ltd, mainly in Offshore and Onshore E&C and Drilling.

congo

Saipem has been active in the Congo since 1975. Today it has 555 employees, of whom 38% local. There are also 913 local people working through temporary employment agencies. Saipem’s operating companies in the Congo are Boscongo sa, Saipem SpA Congo Branch, and Saipem sa Congo Branch. The main activities are Onshore and Offshore E&C and Drilling.

angola

Saipem has been operating in Angola since 1982 and today has 2,682 employees, of whom 51% local. 1,637 local people are also employed through temporary employment agencies. Saipem operates Saipem SpA Angolan Branch, Saipem sa Angolan Branch, Petromar Lda, Kwanda Suporte Logistico Lda and Sagio - Companhia Angolana de Gestão de Instalaçao Offshore Lda. The main activities are Offshore Drilling and Onshore and Offshore E&C.

KAZAKHSTAN

Saipem has been present in Kazakhstan since 1995 and at year end 2012 counted 2,858 employees, of whom 66% are Kazakh. Saipem operates locally through Saipem Kazakhstan Branch and Ersai Caspian Contractor Llc. These companies operate mainly in Offshore and Onshore E&C and Offshore and Onshore Drilling.

AZERBAIJAN

Saipem has been operating in Azerbaijan since 2001 and at year end 2012 had 314 employees, of whom 50% local. Saipem is represented locally by Saipem Asia Azerbaijan Branch, mainly on Offshore E&C projects.

IRAQ

Saipem is present in Iraq with Sajer, a 60% owned joint venture. The Company operates mainly in Onshore and Offshore E&C and Drilling and at year end 2012 counted 80 employees, of whom 33% local.

CHINA

Saipem has been operating in China for over 40 years. The Company employs 60 people, 85% of whom are local. The Company operates locally through Saipem Beijing Service Co Ltd, based in Beijing with a new Branch in Shanghai.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Saipem is present in the United Arab Emirates with 3,293 employees, of whom 71% local. Saipem operates mainly in Offshore Drilling and Onshore E&C. An important project currently managed is Shah Gas Development project.

india

Saipem has been active in India since 1983. In 2012 there were 1,315 employees, of whom 91% local. The Company operates in the engineering sector through Saipem India Project Ltd.

indonesia

Saipem has been operating in Indonesia since the mid-1980s and has 3,219 employees, of whom 85% local. It is represented locally by PT Saipem Indonesia, based in Jakarta, and a Branch in Karimun, where a fabrication yard is now operating. The main activities are in Offshore E&C and Offshore Drilling.

AUSTRALIA

Saipem is present in Australia with Saipem Australia Pty Ltd and Saipem (Portugal) Comércio Maritímo Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. At year end 2012, there were 933 employees, of whom 90% local. The Company operates mainly in Offshore and Onshore E&C.

canada

venezuela

Conflict Management Workshop

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colombia

Puerto Nuevo Project

Colombia

Aware of the importance of a proper education for school-aged children and youths who represent the future of the country, the Puerto Nuevo Project’s corporate responsibility strategy focused on collaboration with local schools, where a series of initiatives and seminars were held in areas falling under the direct influence of the Project. These focused in particular on health promotion and environmental protection.

Health Promotion in Ciénaga (‘Festival de la Vida’)

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peru

Preventing cardiovascular diseases in Peru

Petrex works continuously to prevent the emergence of cardiovascular diseases, particularly among its workers. Although heart conditions represent a grave threat to health and can lead to regrettable consequences, they can be prevented if adequate measures are implemented.
Petrex focuses this campaign on those workers who exhibit risk factors such as being overweight, smoking, and leading a sedentary lifestyle. At a workshop organised in 2012 by the Occupational Health Unit in conjunction with the Sustainability Unit, 23 workers from the Ciudad Ojeda base learned about the risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease, as well as the measures required to prevent them, which include monitoring of blood pressure, a balanced diet, regular physical activity and abstinence from smoking.

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brazil

Focus on Brazil

As part of the development of the new Offshore Construction and Technology Centre at Guarujá in the State of Sao Paolo, Saipem has launched a local scouting campaign with its Corporate Procurement facility to increase the number of Brazilian vendors on its Vendor List and also to ensure an appropriate level of Local Content to its Brazilian projects.

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france

Measuring economic impacts in France

Saipem France is an important organisational hub within the Group. It focuses on onshore and offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation project management, as well as on technological development for these sectors (see page 48).
The aim of the study was to evaluate and quantify Saipem’s capacity to impact positively on the local context in a developed country, despite the fact that operations are performed outside France. The study covered the activities of the Saipem Group in France in the years 2010-2011 with a focus on the Ile de France region.

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italy

SAIPEM HIGH SCHOOL IN ITALY

In line with the key elements of the Employee Value Proposition, such as the value of personal growth, training by means of direct experience, and professionalism conceived as know-how and specialisation, Saipem’s employment policy is oriented towards the selection of technical specialists, school leavers and new graduates. The Company has therefore continued to pursue its employer branding activities and to nurture meaningful collaboration with technical high schools.

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algeria

The Coaching approach applied to HSE Training

On February 20, 2012 a course on Safe Working Systems, Confined Spaces and Commissioning & Pre-Commissioning Activities was held at the Saipem Contracting Algérie Ltd base in Hassi Messaoud.

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nigeria

Capacity building initiatives

Focus on Nigeria

In order to achieve the goal of indigenous capacity building as required by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), SCNL is involved in a variety of initiatives, among which are the following.

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congo

Supporting national technical education

Focus on Congo

The Saipem Pointe-Noire Port Project has developed an initiative in support of national technical education. The programme is carried out in conjunction with the Ministry of Professional Technical Education in the framework of Local Content activities as defined by Saipem sustainability standards. A survey of national technical high schools carried out in late 2010 in Pointe-Noire showed a marked lack of equipment and internship opportunities for national technical students.

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angola

Updating the study for Angola to understand the economic benefits in 2011

Following the first study conducted in Angola in 2009, results were updated in 2012 to assess the socio-economic value created by the Saipem Group in that country during 2011.
Results of the SELCE study demonstrate that Saipem operations in 2011 generated significant positive socio-economic impacts in Angola, contributing to long-term development within the country in terms of wealth, skills and entrepreneurial capacity.

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KAZAKHSTAN

Ersai Caspian Contractor Llc

Kazakhstan

Supporting local education in Kuryk

Ersai Caspian Contractor Llc is a leading company in Kazakhstan operating in the Oil&Gas services industry for the Caspian Area. A joint venture between ERC Holdings and Saipem International, Ersai runs an important fabrication yard in Kuryk (Mangystau Region).

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AZERBAIJAN

Training for subcontractor personnel

Focus on Arzebaijan

In 2008, in the framework of the SOCAR/Saipem Alliance, Saipem Asia Azerbaijan Branch undertook a programme to train Azerbaijani marine personnel from SOCAR units (subcontracted to Saipem) according to international standards.

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IRAQ

Iraq: 360° Training

In the first half of 2012 an HSE Officer training course was carried out at the Saipem Sharjah logistic base. The course was delivered in English. Nine employees (5 Iraqi, 2 Saudi, 1 Indian and 1 Tunisian) were trained to become supervisors for Saipem projects in Iraq, where Saipem operates locally through Sajer, a joint venture with local partners registered since 2009. Working in Iraq implies several difficulties such as political uncertainty, security concerns, lack of infrastructure, and a shortage of specialised human resources.

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CHINA

Consolidating and expanding Saipem’s roots in China

Focus on China

The new Shanghai Sourcing Centre: a bridge between Saipem and Chinese Vendors

In November 2007, Saipem launched a scouting and qualification campaign on the Chinese market with a view to improving the global sourcing process and broadening the current vendor database.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Biodiversity protection in a Railway Project in UAE

The Shah-Habshan-Ruwais Railway Project involves construction of approximately 265 km of railway line.
In accordance with local regulations, a Terrestrial Ecological Management Plan (TEMP) and a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) were prepared prior to construction. Pre-construction surveys were completed between August and September 2012.
A key focus was the Spiny-Tailed Lizard (STL) (Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis), one of the most vulnerable species in this area, listed in the IUCN red list. It lives on the flat gravel plain with a hard substrate to build a burrow in which it resides. Other animals such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, etc., also live alongside their burrows.

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india

Commitment to continuous improvement

In 2012, the HR function confirmed its commitment to innovation of HR processes and tools. The aim is to become an Innovator Partner of Business, anticipating the latter’s future needs and promoting changes to increment the efficiency of the services offered to the Line.

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indonesia

Assessing the social and economic value generated in Karimun Island (Indonesia)

To understand and measure more effectively the impact generated by Saipem with the construction of the fabrication yard in the Karimun Regency (Indonesia), the scope of SELCE was broadened to assess wider social impacts by integrating it with a Social Return On Investment (SROI) approach. The internationally recognised framework developed by the World Business Council on Sustainable Development1 was also considered, as were reputed concepts, standards and procedures such as the Theory of Change and Stakeholder Engagement. The outcome was the Social Value Created model. This was a combination of three implementation tools – the Saipem Externalities Local Content Evaluation (SELCE), the Social Return On Investment (SROI) and the Stakeholder Perception Survey (SPS), the latter of which was adopted to understand the perception of stakeholders and the importance they attribute to the impacts identified.

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AUSTRALIA

Following the implementation of a more centralised approach to ensure a globally integrated employment relations practice which combines the Company’s social responsibilities with its business objectives, Saipem has consolidated its processes aimed at mapping and coordinating all industrial relations activities throughout the Group.

While leaving the primary responsibilities for labour and employee relations at local level, and therefore reaffirming the Company’s belief that the wealth of values and experience of Saipem is deeply rooted in the local context of the countries where it operates, the integrated approach enables the Company to further its efforts to enhance human capital with specific reference to local resources and to the social development and interests of the host communities.

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