A delegation from Italian energy giant Eni, led by Chief Financial Officer Massimo Mondazzi, has made a presentation to the World Bank to reinforce the firm’s continued commitment to sustainable growth, The Nation reports.

Speaking at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, Mondazzi underlined Eni’s resilience in the current economic environment, and spoke of the company’s efforts to allow a wider access to energy in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa. One of Eni’s key strategies for the region is the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), a public-private initiative involving international and national oil companies, national and regional governments, and international institutions.

The World Bank Group is leading the GGFR’s efforts to significantly reduce the amount of gas flared globally.  “Eni is proud to be a member of the GGFR and we have been in the process of reducing gas flaring at our assets. We are committed to achieving zero process flaring by 2025” Mondazzi said. The energy giant has cut flaring by about 75 per cent in the last decade and wherever possible, the gas is made available to the local market for electricity generation, providing access to electricity to over 18 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa.