Following the signing in January 2018 of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA) between Finnish renewable materials multinational Stora Enso, IndustriALL, BWI and UNI Global Unions, the social partners held the first biennial meeting of the Agreement Implementation and Review Committee on 3 June in Helsinki. With the German automaker refusing to give its employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, the same rights as in the rest of the world, IndustriALL Global Union today suspends its long-standing global agreement with Volkswagen. We are pleased to sign this strategic framework agreement with Eni, which builds on our successful partnerships throughout the oil and gas value chain. It is important that the agreement highlights ADNOC`s targeted approach to value-added partnerships, which allows us to harness and maximize the value of Abu Dhabi`s significant hydrocarbon resources, while pursuing our smart growth strategy for 2030. We look forward to quickly making this framework agreement a new mutually beneficial partnership with Eni, as this agreement offers considerable potential for exciting and sustainable growth prospects,” said H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and CEO of ADNOC Group. IndustriALL Global Union has renewed and strengthened its Global Framework Agreement (GFA) with Siemens Gamesa, the world leader in wind turbines. Bureau Veritas signs an agreement with Shell to reduce emissions from the farm. (Source: Pixource by Pixabay) Over a two-year period, IndustriALL subsidiaries in Turkey and Bangladesh have successfully organized more than 50 subcontracting plants as part of a programme to effectively implement global framework agreements. At a meeting in Rio de Janeiro, unions from around the world, ArcelorMittal, decided to deepen their global relationship with the company in order to address the ongoing challenges.
In the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Emirates), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and italian oil, gas and energy group Eni S.p.A. jointly announced the signing of a strategic framework agreement to explore new opportunities for cooperation in the use and storage of carbon capture (CCUS). The framework agreement was concluded on 20 January 2020 in Abu Dhabi by Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni and H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates and Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Group, signed (photo courtesy of Eni). With a global reach, the new Accord Enterprise Framework with Bureau Veritas Shell provides expert solutions to detect leaks across all assets. Bureau Veritas` Leak Finding and Repair (LDAR) solutions enable Shell to monitor, quantify and control emissions to minimize the environmental footprint. These solutions incorporate advanced technologies such as Optical Gas Imaging (OGI), laser and ultrasonic technologies as well as the use of drones to optimize inspections. As part of the agreement, ADNOC and Eni will jointly explore opportunities for cooperation on innovative geomechanical and geochemical workflows for Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) programmes, as well as for advanced analyses and models of thermally induced breakthroughs in oil and gas fields. Geomechanics refers to the study of how underground rocks deform or run aground in response to changes in stress, pressure, and temperature, while geochemistry refers to the study of the chemical composition of the Earth`s crust.
Both geomechanics and geochemistry refer to the development of CCUS programs. “With this renewed agreement, Eni has made a strong commitment to international labour standards and has agreed to create a platform to negotiate with trade unions around the world on the effects of the energy transition. . . .