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Azerbaijan: Abuses by oil companies include workplace discrimination, illegal termination of contracts, health & safety violations, sexual harassment, environmental pollution, say NGO reports; includes company comments

The reports "The effects of oil and gas production on the environment and human health: Comparative evaluation” and “2017 Annual Report” by Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization detail human rights abuses and environmental pollution by companies in the oil sector in Azerbaijan. Reported human rights abuses include workplace discrimination, illegal termination of contracts, health & safety violations and sexual harassment.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies mentioned in the reports and their shareholders to respond. SOCAR, Bahar Energy Operating Company, Salyan Oil Operating Company, Karasu Operating Company, Neftchala Operating Company, Shirvan Operating Company, Greenfields Petroleum and Global Energy Azerbaijan Group did not respond. BP and Schlumberger responded.

Materials with full information and the responses & non-responses are below.

 

Company Responses

State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)

No Response

Bahar Energy Operating Company

No Response

Greenfields Petroleum

No Response

Global Energy Azerbaijan Group

No Response

Salyan Oil​ Operating Company

No Response

Karasu Operating Company

No Response

Neftchala Operating Company

No Response

Shirvan Operating Company

No Response

Schlumberger View Response

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