Stock exchange symbol: (COP:US)
Note - see also: ConocoPhillips response to our Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project
ConocoPhillips sent the following as its response to the survey:
Our Human Rights Position and information on our approach to implementation of our sustainable development and human rights commitments can be found in our Sustainable Development Report ([link]) Sections which include details of our:
Human Rights Position ([link])
Human Rights Due Diligence ([link])
Labor Issues ([link])
Expectations of Suppliers ([link])
Security & Human Rights ([link])
Stakeholder Engagement Principles ([link])
Stakeholder Engagement Management Systems ([link])
Indigenous Communities ([link]) may be of particular interest.
Does your company have a publicly available commitment to respect human rights?
Human Rights Position: [link]
Our intent regarding human rights is also reflected in our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and health, safety and environmental policy. We maintain ongoing discussion with government, NGO and other business stakeholders through our participation in theVoluntary Principles on Human Rights and Security (VPHRS). Our approach to engagement with indigenous communities, in locations where they are an important stakeholder group for our operations, is consistent with the principles of the International Labour Organization Convention 169, concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We’ve adapted and applied a human rights tool kit developed by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, and utilize a number ofbusiness practices, processes and tools to implement our human rights position.
Addressing Human Rights
We believe businesses have a constructive role in advancing respect for human rights and believe that all people should live their lives free from social, political, or economic discrimination or abuse. We intend to conduct business consistent with the human rights philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization Declaration Fundamental Principals and Rights at Work. Business practices, processes and tools guide how our operations implement our Human Rights Position and management systems for human rights due diligence, Security & Human Rights Management Systems.
Our position statement on human rights includes our intent to conduct business consistent with the human rights philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We participate in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and incorporate key elements of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We conduct business consistent with the human rights philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and theInternational Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which includes the core labor standards related to non-discrimination, freedom of association, and avoiding the use of forced or child labor.
How are human rights managed within your company?
Our Action Plan commitments and progress are managed through an integrated governance process, which includes involvement of executive leadership and our board of directors. Our Stakeholder Engagement Issues Working Group, led by a member of the Sustainable Development Team, is responsible for managing the Action Plan. The group’s members are community relations, human rights and indigenous subject matter experts, advisors, team leads and managers representative of our global exploration and production portfolio. Each of our various businesses and functions is responsible for contributing to and implementing the Stakeholder Engagement Action Plan. Our internal Network of Excellence is the primary knowledge sharing tool for the Issues Working Group members to transfer knowledge, share innovation and best practices and foster collaboration.
We’ve adapted and applied a human rights tool kit developed by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, and utilize a number of business practices, processes and toolsto implement our human rights position.
Our Human Rights training is available via a computer‐based module to all employees. We continue to utilize training for security contractors as part of our regular training of security providers in priority countries for security and human rights issues. Security personnel and community engagement practitioners, including contractors, complete corporate human rights and training on VPHRS on an annual basis. All contract security organizations are required to provide VPHRS training and comply with the principles. Training is also provided for the ConocoPhillips workforce as part of the on-boarding process when working in field locations.
What is the company’s approach to the engagement of stakeholders (including workers, and local communities impacted by the company’s activities), on human rights issues?
We are committed to respecting human rights and engaging with those who impact our business or who may impact our business.
Priority human rights issues: What are some of the priority human rights issues for your company?
Our Stakeholder Engagement Action Plan encompasses stakeholder and community engagement, social issues and human rights. While we have focused on these areas for many years, the plan fosters continuous improvement, consistency, and alignment as we live by our Human Rights Position and Stakeholder Engagement Principles.
In each of these focus areas, business units and functions have committed specific actions. The full plan includes 74 specific actions, indicators or projects across the company with clear accountability to drive performance goals. This includes 30 social performance indicators to provide metrics about stakeholder engagement efforts and progress in key business units. Our annual Sustainability Report offers additional details about our efforts.
- Health (including workplace health & safety, prevention of pollution)
- Workplace diversity / non-discrimination
- Forced labour and human trafficking (including in supply chains)
- Sexual harassmentFreedom of association and trade union rights
- Displacement and community relocation
- Access to water
- Freedom of expression and/or right to privacy / digital rights
- Operations in conflict zones
- Relations with security forcesConflict minerals
- Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights-ConocoPhillips Annual Report for 2015
- Security & Human Rights Management Systems
- Transparency in payments to governments / responsible tax practicesProduct misuse
- Children (including child labour)
- Indigenous peoples
- Racial and ethnic minoritiesMigrant workers
- Other issue(s) _____________ (please specify)
For one or more of the issues indicated above, please give examples of steps your company has taken.
- Safety, Indigenous peoples, community engagement: CD5: Collaborating and innovating in Alaska ; APLNG: Integrating Sustainability in Australia; Fighting Fire with Fire; Sustainable Communities Initiative; Social Impact Management Plan (example); Environmental and Social Report (example)
How are human rights commitments and information about how the company addresses its human rights impacts communicated, internally and externally?
- ConocoPhillips Sustainable Development Website2015 Sustainability Report
- GRI/IPIECA/UNGP Index
- Report Library
- Spirit Magazine (numerous articles)
- Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights-ConocoPhillips Annual Report
- 2015 Annual Report
- Responses to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
What provisions does your company have in place to ensure that grievances from workers and affected communities or individuals are heard, and can you provide examples of remedies provided?
Which external and collaborative human rights initiatives does your company participate in, and what is the nature of your involvement?
What are some of the obstacles and challenges that your company encounters in implementing its human rights commitments?
Challenges are included in these case studies: CD5: Collaborating and innovating in Alaska ; APLNG: Integrating Sustainability in Australia; Fighting Fire with Fire; Sustainable Communities Initiative