Fossil fuel firms respond to petition before Philippines Human Rights Commission on human rights & climate impacts

Greenpeace, disaster survivors, and community organisations from the Philippines submitted a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) against 47 large fossil fuel and cement companies over their role in "human-induced climate change" that "interferes with the enjoyment of Filipinos' fundamental rights." In July 2016, CHR sent the complaint to the oil, coal, mining and cement companies, and asked them to respond to the allegations. 

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the following companies to publicly share their responses:

  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • Anadarko
  • Anglo American
  • Apache
  • Arch Coal
  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • Canadian Natural Resources
  • Cemex
  • Chevron
  • Conoco Philipps
  • Consol
  • Devon
  • EnCana
  • Eni
  • ExxonMobil
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Glencore
  • HeidelbergCement
  • Hess
  • Holcim
  • Husky Energy
  • Italcementi 
  • Kiewit*
  • Lafarge
  • Lukoil
  • Luminant
  • Marathon
  • Murphy Oil
  • Murray Coal
  • North American Coal
  • Occidental
  • OMV
  • Peabody Energy
  • RAG
  • Repsol
  • Rio Tinto
  • Rosneft
  • RWE
  • Sasol
  • Shell
  • Suncor
  • Total
  • UK Coal*
  • Westmoreland

The following companies responded:

  • Anglo American
  • BHP Billiton
  • BP
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Eni
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Glencore
  • Lukoil
  • Peabody Energy
  • Repsol
  • Rio Tinto

The following companies declined to respond:

  • Husky Energy

We welcome and encourage companies to publish their responses on this page at any point. Please send your statements to dobson[at]business-humanrights.org

*we have been unable to contact

Get RSS feed of these results

All components of this story

Item
14 December 2018

Student competition: What recommendations should the Philippine Human Rights Commission give as a result of the Carbon Majors inquiry? (due 1 March 2019)

Author: Environmental Science for Social Change

Carbon Majors contest

The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines is currently conducting an inquiry to determine the impact of climate change on the enjoyment of human rights in the Philippines and the responsibility of the world’s largest fossil fuel producers in this connection. To help inform the drafting of the Commission’s recommendations, a competition is being launched by the Institute of Environmental Science for Social Change in the Philippines, with the support ofthe Department of Law and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and the University of Stirling. The competition is open to students from any country. Download the mechanics here.

Read the full post here

Company response
5 December 2016

Response by Lukoil

Author: Lukoil

Download the full document here

Company response
8 November 2016

Response by Repsol

Author: Repsol

Download the full document here

Company response
20 October 2016

Response by ConocoPhillips

Author: ConocoPhillips

Download the full document here

Company response
20 October 2016

Response by Peabody Energy

Author: Peabody Energy

Download the full document here

Company response
11 October 2016

Response by BP

Author: BP

Download the full document here

Company response
10 October 2016

Response by Anglo American

Author: Anglo American

Download the full document here

Article
10 October 2016

Response by BHP Billiton

Author: BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton provided this Statement to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines on 13 September 2016, following receipt of a copy of the Order and Petition relating to the Commission’s National Inquiry on the Impact of Climate Change on the Human Rights of the Filipino People.

Download the full document here

Company response
10 October 2016

Response by Eni

Author: Eni

Download the full document here

Company response
10 October 2016

Response by Freeport-McMoRan

Author: Freeport-McMoRan

Download the full document here