Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Eni and TI Italy are holding hands...



The Transparency International Italy, instead of answering the reasons why it never reported anything about my fight against the Italian oil giant, despite claiming to be an institution that defends whistleblowers, preferred to give me an advice and silence me. 

It advised me to stop with my personal quest to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation, that are being denigrated and depreciated by Eni for almost 17 years. 

The intimidation came in a "threatening" tone (read the e-mail from the executive director). 

Now, Eni and TI Italy are holding hands to try to silence a Whistleblower!

The lesson of Agatha Christie for Eni


According to Agatha Christie, "one coincidence is just a coincidence, two coincidences are a clue, three coincidences are a proof". Therefore, the Italian oil giant has nothing against me: no coincidence nor proof!

I, as a Whistleblower (fulfilling the words and spirit of the Code of Ethics of Eni), has dozens of evidence. I have proof that this company, in all these almost 17 years, tries to intimidate me, to silence me and to annihilate me. And for that, it used cunning tricks like a "frivolous lawsuit" and "attacks" against my "honor"! (Read the details of my story with more than 50 supporting documents).

But I will never give up facing one of the most Corrupt and Unethical Companies in the corporate world. And these "qualities" of Eni are global public knowledge because the media always shows the mischiefs in the management of this company.

Note: Learn more about my story: a) Eni & Me: a 16 years fight!b) The 3 versions of Enic) Eni: Public Retraction or Criminal Complaintd) A gift for the Eni's Boarde) Open Letter to the CEO of Eni (Mr. Claudio Descalzi); f) Ms. Gabanelli: My case is very similar!g) Open Letter to the former Eni's Board (Mr. Luigi Zingales); h) Whistleblower: A hero, a villain or simply a fool?


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Are they coward or were they bought by Eni?


Everyone knows that the Italian "great media", hardly ever, give "negative" news about the Italian oil giant. The millionaire advertisement dollars forcing the silence of the journalists.

Recently, the Italian parliamentarians approved a "Whistleblower Protection Law". Two institutions based in Italy, the "Riparte il Futuro" and "Transparency International" were also responsible for the approval by putting "pressure" on the Senators.

I am a whistleblower! I know that my story is not unique! But I am the only whistleblower who has been fighting one of the TOP 20 companies for over 16 years! I am the only whistleblower who had their story published in the first "investigative book" that became a "best-seller" in Italy. I am the only whistleblower who presented their story at the "Shareholder's Meeting" of the company that continues to act with retaliation against me!

The Italian media not publishing my story is something natural... But, the Riparte il Futuro and Transparency International - "which claim to defend whistleblowers" - is something unbelievable and unfortunate.

Are these institutions cowards or were they also bought by Eni?

I already know the answer! And you?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Is it a coward or was it bought by Eni?




Everyone knows that the Italian "great media", hardly ever, give "negative" news about the Italian oil giant Eni. The millionaire advertisement dollars are the reason for the silence of the journalists.

Recently, the Italian parliamentarians approved a "Whistleblower Protection Act". An institution based in Italy, the "Transparency International Italy", was also responsible for the approval by putting "pressure" on the Italian senators.

I am a whistleblower! I know that my story is not unique! But I am the only whistleblower who has been fighting one of the TOP 20 companies for over 16 years! I am the only whistleblower who had their story published in the first "investigative book" that became a "best-seller" in Italy. I am the only whistleblower who presented their story at the "Shareholder's Meeting" of the company that continues to act with reprisal against me!

The Italian media not publishing my story is something natural... But, the Transparency International Italy - "which claims to defend whistleblowers" - is something unbelievable and unfortunate. 

Is this institution a coward or was it also bought by Eni?

I already know the answer! And you?

Is it a coward or was it bought by Eni?


Everyone knows that the Italian "great media", hardly ever, give "negative" news about the Italian oil giant Eni. The millionaire advertisement dollars are the reason for the silence of the journalists.

Recently, the Italian parliamentarians approved a "Whistleblower Protection Act". An institution based in Italy, the "Riparte il Futuro", was also responsible for the approval by putting "pressure" on the Italian senators.

I am a whistleblower! I know that my story is not unique! But I am the only whistleblower who has been fighting one of the TOP 20 companies for over 16 years! I am the only whistleblower who had their story published in the first "investigative book" that became a "best-seller" in Italy. I am the only whistleblower who presented their story at the "Shareholder's Meeting" of the company that continues to act with reprisal against me!

The Italian media not publishing my story is something natural... But, the Riparte il Futuro - "which claims to defend whistleblowers" - is something unbelievable and unfortunate. 

Is this institution a coward or was it also bought by Eni?

I already know the answer! And you?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Dr. Luigi Zingales (former Eni's Board)


You felt in your own skin the weight of the paw of the Italian oil giant. Like me, you have been "slandered" and "defamated". However, the "truth" about your "integrity of conduct" has emerged from the unethical mire that is the management of Eni. But, this truth, didn't appear from the investigations made by the company's "compliance area" nor from the "Italian newspapers", but from investigations made by the "Italian Public Prosecutor's Office". 
You know my story!!! We were together in Brazil shortly before you asked for your resignation from the Board of Eni (see our e-mail on the image below). 
My story is the true!!! But my "truth: will only show up if you blow the whistle, if you sound the alarm!!! If you have the courage to be a "whistleblower" like I was, you will do me "justice" after these long 16 years of fight against the six-legged dog which has as a primary goal: "to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation" that are being unfairly depreciated and denigrated to this day.




Friday, February 09, 2018

Eni is the greatest shame!


Recent events show that, unfortunately, the Italian oil giant Eni is the greatest shame, not only for Italian citizens and government, but especially for the global corporate world that is pursuing Ethical Excellence in conducting business and having the Integrity, the Transparency, the Compliance and the Governance as core Values. 
Eni walks contrary to the global market and, moreover, the company kills its whistleblowers!
Get to know my 16 years fight story against Eni on this link: https://lnkd.in/dzwjjGD


Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Open Letter: former Eni's Board


You know my story! You know that my story is true! Fifteen days before you presented your renounce to the Board of Eni, we were face to face here in Brazil.

You can help me! Speak to the Board of Eni about my case! Speak to the Italian newspapers about my story!

God has placed in your hands the power to make justice after these almost 17 years of fight against Eni to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ms. Gabanelli: My case is very similar!


This intimidating attitude, to try to silence its opponents, is in Eni's DNA!!!

In 2013, an investigative reporter from Italian TV RAI, Ms. Milena Gabanelli, showed the company's corrupt management in her TV Program: REPORT. The result: Eni opened a lawsuit of 25 million Euro for slander and defamation. However, a colleague from her profession, made an electronic petition at Change.org, in defense of the journalist, and obtained over 150 thousands of signatures. Eni changed its mind and ended the lawsuit.

In 2010, Eni decided to file a civil lawsuit in the Court of Rome against me and the Brazilian Business Ethics Institute - an institution I founded in 2003 to promote Ethics in the business and student world - demanding an indemnity of 15 million Euros for damage caused by my libel or slander.

This is Eni's Way!!!

Note: Know more about:

1) Open Letter to the CEO of Eni

2) Eni & Me: a 16 years fight!

3) Eni: Public Retraction or Criminal Complaint

4) A gift for the Eni's Board

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Open Letter to the CEO of Eni


Dear Mr. Claudio Descalzi,

Just like your predecessors in the cockpit of the Italian oil giant, Mr. Vittorio Mincato (2001-2005) and Mr. Paolo Scaroni (2005-2014), you have neglected the primary obligation of a CEO: being the "Guardian of Ethics", inside and outside the company walls, fulfilling - and demanding it - the words and spirit of the Code of Ethics.

You know that I am a "whistleblower" that still suffers and faces the retaliations of Eni since 2001 and to this day! You also know that I've always spoken the truth! I, unlike the six-legged dog, have dozens and dozens of documents that support what I say! So much so that, in 2016, after almost 5 years of research, two of the most respectable Italian journalists launched the first book regarding the company's performance: "Eni: The Parallel State" and included in this investigative work "our" story! This literary work was such a success in Italy that, in just a few months, it became a "best seller".

Do you have any doubts regarding my honest, fair and ethical professional and personal performance when I made a complaint to the company's internal channels about a millionaire scheme of internal fraud and corruption at Eni's Brazilian subsidiary? It's very simple to solve this! Request an "independent audit", with the help of your staff, to conduct an "investigation" about my case!

I hope you are a worthy and honorable man, a professional of integrity and character, and that will do what needs to be done regarding my case! Only in that way, you will show to the market and to the Stakeholders that Eni's Code of Ethics holds "value" for the company and is the "compass" for all Eni's employees, including and, mainly, for you!

If you do the right thing, I have no doubts that your family would be even prouder of you!

Believe it! God has placed in your hands the power for Eni to do "justice" and to achieve my primary goal in this more than 16 years: "to rescue and restore my name, my honor and my reputation unfairly depreciated and denigrated by your company".

Best regards,

Douglas Linares Flinto
CEO at Brazilian Business Ethics Institute & Eni's Whistleblower

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A message for the Eni's CEO


"Don't surrender to dishonesty. Don't indulge in misconduct. Become a slave to Ethics. With integrity we gain a unassailable character as well as making us tread a successful path. When many choose wrong, Ethics whisper: Do the right thing".

by Douglas Linares Flinto
CEO at Brazilian Business Ethics Institute & Eni's Whistleblower

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Eni vs Environment's Destroyer


Italy's biggest oil firm Eni has been accused of dumping tons of toxic waste off the coast of Sicily for decades, and creating a health crisis in nearby towns.

This is Eni's Way!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Eni & The Bribery of the Century!


This is a unique case in the Business World! Italy's Criminal Justice e transformed in "defendants" the current CEO of the Italian oil giant, Claudio Descalzi, and his predecessor, Paolo Scaroni, for the crime of "International Corruption"in the OPL 245 Case, in Nigeria.

Besides, the bribe of US$ 1.1 billion paid in this oilfield is the highest illegal payment in the global corporate story.

Eni also kills the whistleblower!!!

Read more about my case at my Linkedin Profile and in this Blog.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Sicilians take aim at oil 'monster' they blame for children's birth defects



Italy’s biggest oil firm is accused of polluting an area where experts found more toxic substance than water in the sea.

Everyone in the Sicilian town of Gela knows someone who has been hit by the health crisis that has gripped the town for decades.

Mortality rates are higher than elsewhere on the island, and the town has an unusually high rate of birth defects, including the highest rate in the world of a rare urethra disorder.

“There were tragedies that happened daily in the city,” said Luigi Fontanella, an Italian lawyer who began gathering testimony on the health of Gela’s 70,000 residents in 2007. “Everyone in Gela had a relative, a friend and often a child suffering from serious ailments.”

Fontanella found that hundreds of children had been born with congenital anomalies including hypospadias – the urethra disorder – cleft palates and spina bifida.

Local people have long blamed pollution. A 2011 study by the Italian health service drew a similar conclusion: dozens of babies were dying in the womb or within a week of being born every year from complications caused by environmental contamination.

Now, 10 years into a battle to assign criminal responsibility for the town’s health problems, the Italians living in this wasteland feel like they may be a step closer to justice.

Last week prosecutors brought charges of environmental pollution against five managers of Eni, Italy’s largest oil company, which has run an oil refinery in Gela for 54 years.

The prosecutors said Eni for years had been illegally hiding tonnes of toxic waste in a three-mile-long undersea dump off Sicily.

If convicted, the Eni managers could face up to six years in jail. Contacted by the Guardian, Eni said it was “waiting for the decision of the judge” and that it trusted the work of its managers in Gela.

Eni said there was no evidence that malformations were caused by emissions from its refinery rather than other factors such as smog or other substances present in the air.
In 2007, Fontanella asked the local court to investigate the correlation between the high rate of birth defects and pollution from the refinery, which residents nicknamed “the Monster of Gela”.

The court accepted his proposal in 2012 and commissioned environmentalists, doctors and geneticists to study the links.

The experts’ study concluded in 2015 that the sea around Gela was so polluted that it was “technically incorrect to talk about the toxic contamination of the water”.

“The toxic contaminant should be less than, in this case, the water,” they wrote. “Gela seems to be the opposite: it is the water that is the contaminant of the toxic substance.”

The alleged victims include 20-year-old Kimberly Scudera, who has spina bifida – a severe condition where the spine and spinal cord do not develop properly in the womb – and uses a wheelchair.

The court-commissioned doctors said of her condition: “The technical commission unanimously believes that the possibility that Kimberly Scudera’s spina bifida has been caused by the presence of chemicals in the environment (air, water, nutrition), produced by the industrial plant, is entirely concrete.”

Scudera is an Italian archery champion training to participate in the 2020 Paralympics. Her family has sought – but not received – payment from Eni for her care. She lives in an apartment on the second floor of the family home. Her family does not have the money to build a lift. To take her to training each day, Scudera’s mother carries her down the stairs on her back.

“It’s considered almost ordinary here, something we’re all used to,” Scudera said. “Of course I feel angry.”

Eni said the study “hasn’t reached appreciable results’’ and “in this context, no reparations is being considered”.

Eni reached the same conclusion about Nicolò Pace, 15, who was born with a severe cleft palate. In order to pay for Nicolò’s care, his father, Antonio, has accumulated heavy debts.

“This is crazy,” Antonio said. “If we’ll ever get a reparation cheque, the money will all go to my son, for his future, so that he can begin doing what he wants in life, after years of suffering.”

In March, Fontanella asked the local court to seize the farmland around the refinery, to prevent people from eating products linked to the birth defects. Fontanella also asked for €20m (£18m) in compensation for 100 of the affected families.

The court has not yet commented on these requests.

Gela’s chief prosecutor, Fernando Asaro, who has led the investigation alongside the local branch of the Italian coastguard, said: “On the one hand, the petrochemical plant has provided work for a large number of families here. On the other, its presence has heavily polluted the air, water and subsoil of the area, causing tumours and genetic malformations among the population. It was our duty, especially with regard to these people, to intervene.”

As early as 1998, the Italian state – which holds a stake in Eni – recognised the potential link between the refinery and the town’s health problems. That year, the environment ministry included Gela on a list of highly contaminated areas. The government recommended that Eni carry out what it called remediation works – to decontaminate the area – with an estimated cost of €127m. The works were never completed.

Fontanella said the fight for justice was far from over. “I don’t feel like a lawyer in this trial. I feel more like a captain of a ship, sailing in a stormy sea. And I will fight those waves until the end, until my clients receive what Eni has taken away from them.”

Monday, November 27, 2017

Ask Eni: is Ethics a Value for companies?


The answer will be “no” if we look at my story. In 2001, after learning about a millionaire scheme of internal fraud and corruption at Agip Brazil – controlled by an oil giant and one of the largest companies in the world, the Italian Eni – and following the guidelines contained in the words and spirit of the Code of Ethics, I denounced it to the internal channels of the company. However, contradicting the “best practices” of "Compliance" and "Corporate Governance", thirty days later I was fired. Today, Eni is suing me for "slander" and "defamation", at the Civil Court of Rome, and is demanding an indemnity of 15 million EuroThe whistleblower was turned into a villain! For this company Ethics is not a Value!!!
The answer will be “no” if we look at the results of the "LavaJato Operation" that, for over three years, has been stripping promiscuity between the public and the private. Every new operation, with each new revelation, it is proven that Ethics is not a Value for many companies which, aiming only for profit, steal precious resources from the Brazilian society that lives a nightmare when it comes to healthy, education and security.
The answer will also be “no” if we take as an example the companies that, year after year, subscribe project at the "Business Ethics Awards" and, at the last minute, they run counter to the rules of the game and cease to participate in this recognition not caring at all if they are putting at risk the credibility and the reputation of the Brazilian Business Ethics Institute. Besides that, they end up botching our traditional initiative, and what is worst, it is as if they are making a rude gesture to the other participating companies. For those companies Ethics is not a Value!
But, fortunately, Ethics is a Value for a significant portion of the companies! And with the new corporate wave of Compliance, many others have been following the virtuous and victorious steps of those that have already noticed that Business Ethics is a path with no return! Now, the corporate values are influencing, including, the values of the human capital of these companies. And it couldn’t be any different! Companies are not living things, it is their collaborators, from the attendant to the president, that give life to the corporations!
Indeed, Brazil lives a unique moment! The page of Gerson’s Law, of impunity and lack of integrity is being turned and a new history is being written in our nation. And you can be sure that the “Ethical Companies” are helping this noble, commendable and exemplary task that will, without a doubt, make our grandchildren live in a country more just, honest, whole and Ethical!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Eni & Me: a 16 years fight!


My story with the Italian giant and one of the largest companies of the planet began back in 2001 when I was an executive at Eni's Brazilian subsidiary and temporarily took over the main sales management of Agip Brazil. There, I received complaints of irregularities involving conflicts of interests, internal corruption, fraud, and even emission of "cold invoices". Respecting the determinations of Eni's Code of Ethics, I reported the misconducts and nonconformities with the words and spirit of the code, that as the company declares, is the guideline for all the six-legged dog's actions.
On the following weeks, little happened and I ended up getting fired. After invoking Agip Brazil's Committee of Ethics, I got an answer from the Brazilian operation saying that my resignation happened due to an "administrative and organizational restructuring" and not because of a "retaliation", as I stated. This was the first version about my dismissal.
It was evident that the millionaire scheme that I had reported had metastasized throughout the company, and in Agip Brazil's backstage, the top management, in collusion, ran the illegalities and illegal activities practiced in Eni's Brazilian subsidiary.
So I decided to write to the Board and to the company's main shareholders, including to the main one, the Italian Government. The PwC, which at that time was the auditing firm hired by Eni, also received a copy of the new corresponding item. It's the Board of Directors the highest authority inside and outside the company walls, the embodiment of the "Corporate Governance" and the "Big Boss" of all the executives, including the CEO. Besides, the Board is responsible for ensuring the Code of Ethics. Above all, it is the "Guardian of Ethics"!
The resignations at Agip Brazil continued until it reached the commercial management. A few months later, Eni announced to the market the sale of all the Brazilian assets to the state oil company Petrobras, currently involved in the largest corruption scandal in Brazil. However, no contact was ever made with me, and Eni never answered any of my mails! On the contrary, after killing the "whistleblower" in Brazil, the company tried to do the same thing in Italy!
In 2010, Eni decided to file a civil lawsuit in the Court of Rome against me and the Brazilian Business Ethics Institute - an institution I founded in 2003 to promote Ethics in the business and student world - demanding an indemnity of 15 million Euros for damage caused by my libel or slander. (This intimidating attitude, to try to silence its opponents, is in Eni's DNA. In 2013, an investigative reporter from Italian TV RAI, Ms. Milena Gabanelli, showed the company's corrupt management in her TV Program: REPORT. The result: Eni opened a lawsuit of 25 million Euro for slander and defamation. However, a colleague from her profession, made an electronic petition at Change.org, in defense of the journalist, and obtained over 150 thousands of signatures. Eni changed its mind and ended the lawsuit).

In this action, oddly enough, Eni states that all the facts alleged by me are untrue and that, in fact, the company made an undercover investigation in Brazil to ascertain any damage. And I, for not collaborating, ceased the trusting relationship, resulting in my dismissal. This was the second version presented by Eni about my dismissal without the company having submitted one single proof on its charges.
Instead of Eni accepting its mistakes, ascertain its faults, enhance controls and honor its own Code of Ethics, the company chose to hide behind a "frivolous lawsuit" in an attempt to intimidate and silence me, and leave under the carpet the ills of its managements.
Fortunately, in late 2014, the judge ruled "groundless" Eni's lawsuit. The company didn't accept my proposal agreement, but preferred appeal the sentence.
I became a victim of my own report! Eni destroyed my professional career when it put me on the "black list" of all the companies operating in my country. And there's more! Eni is also responsible for the loss of my retirement.
Despite everything, I will continue, until my last breath, with my personal quest to rescue and restore my name, my honor, my image and my reputation unfairly depreciated by the six-legged dog.
In March 2016, my story against the Italian giant Eni was published in an investigative book written by two Italian journalists (Mr. Andrea Greco and Mr. Giuseppe Oddo): The Parallel State: The first investigation on the Eni. Mr. Greco wrote me that: “The authors decided to include your story because, after reading most of the documents you sent and talking with their sources, they convinced themselves that the story had roots, and that was right and interesting to include it in the context of “Stato parallelo”.
In January 2017, the "Ethical Boardroom Magazine" published my article: "Whistleblower a hero, a villain or a fool?". For me, doing the right thing... Acting ethically and with integrity... Makes our life worth living! I'm making my life worth living! (Watch my video about the subject: Make my life worth living!).
And in April 2017, Mr. Mauro Meggiolaro (Eni’s Critical Shareholder of the Fondazione Finanza Etica - Gruppo Banca Etica) took my case to Eni Shareholder's Meeting. Yes, I am the first whistleblower in the world to be represented at a Shareholder's Meeting! Under Italian law, Mr. Meggiolaro wrote 10 (ten) questions about my story. These questions would have to be answered by the Board of Eni. However, the members of the Board of Directors of the company did not answer to the questions that were individually formulated to them and preferred to respond in a long text. In this text, once again Eni "made up" a new version on my dismissal:
"The former employee was fired together with other actors of unlawful behavior, by reticence, for having violated the obligation of confidentiality and by trying to use instrumentally Eni's Code of Ethics to gain personal advantages of the company".
This was the third version of my dismissal without Eni having submitted one single proof on its charges. This type of attitude is part of the character of the company! Just look at the OPL 245 case in Nigeria! Shell has already admitted illegal and unethical acts in the acquisition of OPL 245 and Eni’s Board of Directors continues to deny the irregularities.
It is easy to see that in 16 years Eni presented three different versions on my dismissal, distorting, at each new version, the facts that originally motivated the complaints lodged by me. It is also unincontrovertible fact that one version was more false and liar, more harmful and damaging than the other.
In the 1st Version, the company denies the "complaints" made by me and denies the "retaliation" practiced by Agip Brazil, claiming that it was only a simple and ordinary "administrative and organizational restructuring". In the 2nd Version, I "did not collaborate" and had a "reticent stance" when Eni carried out "secret investigations" in Brazil. And, surprisingly, in the 3rd Version, the company says that I was criminally involved in the scheme of internal fraud and corruption (which I denounced), and that my dismissal occurred along with other actors of "illegal behavior". In addition, Eni accused me of "reticence", of not having preserved "confidentiality" and of being an "opportunistic" person because I had used Eni's Code of Ethics (which I fulfilled in full) to build an untrue story with the intention of obtaining financial advantages of Eni. The company cunning returns against the company itself, as it is more than evident that Eni doesn’t want to admit the truth: that I was dismissed in "reprisal" after denouncing a million-dollar scheme of corruption in Agip Brazil.
It is to be noted that in all those years Eni doesn’t admit its mistakes towards me. It is undisputed that I: (a) simply complied with the determinations of Eni’s Code of Ethics; (b) that I was the "whistleblower" who stripped away the dark facts that were happening in the innards of Agip Brazil; (c) that I denounced a millionaire fraud and corruption scheme at Eni's Brazilian subsidiary, providing the company with the necessary measures to correct such non-conformities with the Code of Ethics and to stop the millionaire deviations in the coffers of Agip Brazil; (d), nor did it finally admit that I was dismissed in "reprisal" when he should have been protected by the instruments present in Eni's Code of Ethics.
Eni's attitudes over the past 16 years are causing wounds to me and will take a long time to heal, leaving sequels and harmful consequences for life. Eni, in addition to not recognizing its mistake, acts in a very unorthodox way, slandering and defaming me. The reflections of the acts committed by Eni against me may well be illustrated by two Brazilian jurists:
“The dishonor, the bad fame, pursue someone like an enormous stain, an irreversible stain. The tranquility of their conscience, the inner health of their character, does not count in the always prejudicial judgment of the surrounding world. The stain of injury and defamation is what stands out most prominently before all in a judgment of obliquity and whispers that never ends”;
“A wounded person by dishonor, their reputation depreciated, mistaken for the null character, the moral indigents, even the triumphant ones, also rises, but, with more difficulty. While there remain in the collective memory those doubts sown by offense, will always be diminished, as if a piece was missing, some portion of an inseparable value of their personality, their honor”.
But, my fight against a giant continues! I make Malala Yousafzai’s words my own: “I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not” and "I hope my story can be served as an example, motivation and inspiration to other whistleblowers who are being silenced and their careers and reputations buried around the world by companies that don’t respect their codes of ethics, by employees and executives who steal corporate coffers and the board that pretends nothing happens".

Now, a whistleblower will take Eni to the Court of Rome! Wait for news!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Eni has its hands tied!



From now on, the Italian oil giant Eni has its hands tied and will no longer be able to kill its whistleblower like it trie to do with me from 2001 to the present day!

The Italian parliamentarians approved the "Protection to the Whistleblower Law"! 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Please thank the Italian oil giant for such an atrocity!!!


Babies in Nigeria are twice as likely to die in the first month of life if their mothers were living near an oil spill before falling pregnant, researchers have found.

A new study, the first to link environmental pollution with newborn and child mortality rates in the Niger Delta, shows that oil spills occurring within 10km of a mother’s place of residence doubled neonatal mortality rates and impaired the health of her surviving children.

Crucially, oil spills that occurred while the mother was still pregnant had no effect on child or neonatal mortality. But even spills that happened five years before conception doubled the neonatal mortality rate from 38 deaths to 76 deaths for every 1,000 births, the data found.

“The results from the study are absolutely shocking,” said Roland Hodler, an economics professor from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, who led the study. “I didn’t expect to see this effect on pre-conception. Why we don’t find a stronger effect [on the foetus] during the pregnancy is not entirely clear – maybe it is due to the cumulative contamination of crude oil in the water and soil, which increases over time. But that doesn’t explain the entire effect.

“This is a tragedy. Even four to five years prior to conception, an oil spill still matters. I think this should be seen as a first-world problem for something to be done.”

Regular, uncontrolled spills have been a prominent feature of Nigeria’s oil industry – the nation’s primary source of GDP – since crude was discovered there more than 60 years ago. An estimated 240,000 barrels of crude oil are spilled in the Niger Delta every year, polluting waterways, contaminating crops, and releasing toxic chemicals into the air.

A 2011 report by the UN Environment Programme estimated that, after decades of repeated oil spills in Ogoniland, it would take 30 years to reverse damage to public health and the regional ecosystem.

Unborn and newborn infants are most vulnerable to oil-related pollution because they have not yet developed basic defences such as the blood-brain barrier, which helps protect against toxic chemicals, the study found. Even small doses of pollution are likely to be large in comparison to an infant’s body weight, while mothers who ingest poisoned food or contaminated water are also at greater risk of maternal malnutrition and sickness, potentially increasing infant mortality risks, said the researchers.

By pairing georeferenced data from the Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor – which recorded the location of more than 6,600 spills between 2005 and 2015 – with the 2013 national demographic and health survey, Hodler and his colleague Anna Bruederle were able to map oil spill locations in relation to neonatal and child mortality rates among the surrounding populations. The result was an analysis of roughly 5,040 children born to 2,700 mothers in 130 clusters, all within 10km of the closest oil spill.

The researchers then compared siblings’ health histories, contrasting the mortality rates of infants conceived or born before the first nearby oil spill with those conceived or born subsequently.

The data proved that neonatal mortality was higher the closer the oil spill was to the mother’s location, and that any oil spills prior to conception increased the incidence of low weight-for-height, notably in the first year of life.

The Nigerian government did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Activists have called the findings “disturbing and disheartening”.

“It is shocking to consider how many children may have died in the past 50 years – since oil exploration started in Nigeria’s Niger Delta – as a direct result of regular and uncontrolled oil spills,” said Debbie Ariyo of Africans Unite Against Child Abuse, a charity that supports the rights and welfare of African children.

“The ongoing environmental damage means that more children are exposed to harmful chemicals in polluted drinking water, air and food produce. Simply put, as long as the oil spills continue unabated and clean up of the region is delayed, then unfortunately more children will be harmfully impacted.”

Additional reporting by Emmanuel Akinwotu

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

And now Eni? Protection to the Whistleblower Law!



And now Eni? After approving the "Protection to the Whistleblower Law" by the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, the Italian oil giant can't kill anymore its whistleblowers like it tries to do with me!


Thursday, August 17, 2017

This is Eni's Way!


The Italian oil giant acted this way with me as well. The six legged dog can't be confronted that the company use "frivolous lawsuits" to try and intimidate its opponents. 

This is Eni's Way!


Note: Read the full report on the teacher's victory


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

A gift for the Eni's Board


In commemoration of the 16th anniversary of the dismissal of a "whistleblower", the Italian oil giant has received a "gift": a "Criminal Complaint" against all the members of the Board of Directors of Eni, that was filed in Brazil's Criminal Court.

Soon, the Chairman, the CEO and the rest of Directors will be "defendants" for "Crimes against Honor" of this whistleblower because of the practice of "slander", "libel" and "defamation".

Get to know more about this Criminal Complaint in this LINK and this story browsing this blog. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

The decision will be made by the Brazilian Criminal Court


The Italian oil giant Eni, through the D'Ercole Law Firm, had the audacity to send me this correspondence on July 10, 2017.

Who decides whether the people that integrate the Board of Eni committed a "crime against my honor" will be the Justice from my country.

The "Criminal Complaint" is already being finalized and soon will be filed by the Brazilian Criminal Court.


Note: Read the "Request for Public Retraction" made to Eni on June 19, 2017.