Response by Frontera Energy
June 8, 2020
Frontera Energy Corp is pleased to receive the invitation from the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre to respond to some concerns raised about Frontera’s Energy operations in the report: “El rol de las empresas en el conflicto armado y la violencia sociopolítica” Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo: https://www.colectivodeabogados.org/IMG/pdf/resumen_ejecutivo_informe_a_la_cev.pdf
Regarding these concerns, Frontera would like to share with the Business and Human Rights Centre the following statements:
1. As a Canadian company operating in Colombia, we are committed to comply with national and international legislation, ensuring a responsible business conduct that places the name of our home country in high regard. We act as a responsible corporate citizen, including protecting and promoting the human rights of land defenders. Frontera Energy is a member of the Global Compact, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and the Mining and Energy Committee on Security and Human Rights, among others. Our practices are in line with the implementation of the Sustainability Policy and Human Rights Declaration based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We recognize social protest as a legitimate means of expression, and that local communities, its leaders and authorities are indispensable for democracy and for the construction of a long-lasting and stable peace.