Human Rights

Respect for human rights is a long-standing commitment of our company. Our Human Rights Policy, first established in the late 1990s and most recently updated in 2015, requires us to conduct business in a manner consistent with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to align our human rights due diligence practices with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles).

We promote human rights awareness through engagement with host governments and local communities, as well as by providing training to employees and contractors. We protect the confidentiality of anyone who reports suspected violations. Our site-specific human rights programs and systems are consistent with our corporate Human Rights Policy, in-country laws and regulations, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (Voluntary Principles). Our human rights compliance officers oversee compliance and training, as well as grievance mechanisms for reporting, documenting and investigating allegations that are reported in our areas of operation.