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3 Feb 2016

Azerbaijan: Oil workers’ rights abuses include non-payment of wages, discrimination, lack of union rights, health & safety violations, says NGO report; includes firms comments

Report on the evaluation of the implementation of legislation on labor, economic and social rights of Azerbaijan’s oil sector prepared by Oil-Workers’ Rights Protection Organization (OWRPO) highlighted various abuses, among which non-payment of wages, discrimination, lack of union rights, health & safety violations.

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies mentioned in the report to respond. Asco, Swift Worldwide Resources, Maersk, Intertek, Equinor responded. SOCAR, Enermech Limited, Global Energy Azerbaijan Group, Elite Marine PTE, Stork, BOS Shelf LLC, Baghlan Group didn't respond.

OWRPO issued a rejoinder to which companies provided responses too.

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

Company Responses

Swift Worldwide Resources View Response
Maersk (part of A.P. Moller - Maersk) View Response
State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)

No Response

Enermech Limited

No Response

Global Energy Azerbaijan Group

No Response

Intertek View Response
Elite Marine PTE. LTD.

No Response

Stork

No Response

Equinor (formerly Statoil) View Response
BOS Shelf LLC

No Response

Baghlan Group

No Response

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