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Company Response

27 Sep 2021

Author:
Tecnicas Reunidas

Técnicas Reunidas response re protest and labour abuses at NSH, Gulf Asia Contracting and Bapco

As you are aware, Technip Energies, Técnicas Reunidas and Samsung Engineering are part of the TTSJV on the Bapco Modernization Programme (BMP) in Bahrain.

Please be informed that following a demonstration initiated by a minority group of workers at the Nasser S. Al Hajri shelter in the Sitra district of the Kingdom of Bahrain on Tuesday 7th September 2021, constructive discussions were rapidly engaged among all stakeholders with the support of Bahrain's Ministry of Labor and Social Development, enabling employees to express their demands and concerns.

It should also be noted that health and safety conditions in the Camp are audited by internal and independent external bodies and are managed in line with International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards and requirements. In addition to the actions already implemented to ensure appropriate working conditions on site, further measures were agreed, such as the relocation of workers who wish to be repatriated. As a result, activity on site resumed as normal on Monday 13th September 2021.

Media reports and the article you mentioned in your email have reported untrue allegations; the Company strongly protests against these accusations.

Técnicas Reunidas as signatories of the United Nations Global Compact initiative, is fully committed to respecting human rights across all our operations and we take all human right issues very seriously. We will continue to monitor the situation at Nasser S. Al Hajri shelter and will take whatever action is necessary to ensure respect of human rights if they are threatened in any way.

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