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Responding department: Corporate Sustainability Unit

Stock Exchange Symbol: (STL:NO)

Does your company have a publicly available commitment to respect human rights?

Yes, our human rights policy is integrated in our Corporate Sustainability Policy (available in the Statoil Book), in internal functional requirements and in our management system.

2013 Sustainability Report (2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015): [link]

Web page: [link];

Supplier declaration: [link]

The Statoil book: [link] (Corporate Sustainability Report, Ethics Code of Conduct, Procurement policy).

Update 2016:

Stand-alone “human rights” policy: Statoil Corporate Human Rights Policy Statement: [link]

2015 Sustainability Report: [link] 

How are human rights governed in your company?

The Corporate Sustainability function is responsible for overseeing human rights policies and implementation at group level. The human rights commitment is embedded in the corporate sustainability policy and sustainability functional requirements, and the relevant competence is available in this functions. The Board’s Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee oversees human rights issues. The relevance is described in our 2013 Sustainability report. The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March at www.statoil.com.

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Update 2016:

The Board’s Safety, Sustainability and Ethics Committee oversees human rights issues with support from the Human Rights Steering Committee, established in 2015. The relevance is described in our 2015 Sustainability report
2015 Sustainability Report: [link]

How are human rights managed within your company?

Our approach to human rights, including policy, risk assessment and human rights due diligence measures, are outlined in the following public documents:

  • Our web pages: [link]
  • Our 2013 Sustainability report (The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March at www.statoil.com): [link]
  • The Statoil Book: [link] 

Update 2016:

  • Our web pages: sustainability pages [link]; human Rights pages: [link]
  • Our 2015 Sustainability report: [link]
  • The Statoil Book: [link]

What is the company’s approach to the engagement of stakeholders (including workers, and local communities impacted by the company’s activities), on human rights issues?

See answer to question 3, and the Stakeholder engagement, Governance and risk and People sections at our web pages: [link].

Update 2016:

See answer to question 3, and the Engagement & dialogue [link], Risk Management and Governance [link] and Our People Partnership and Values sections [link] on our web pages. 

Actions on 'other' issues

Our priority areas within human rights cover many of the issues above and are described in our 2013 Sustainability report, available at www.statoil.com (the

2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015). Relevant chapters in the report include: Human rights, People and organisation and Anticorruption and transparency. [link]

Update 2016:

Our priority areas within human rights cover many of the issues above and are described in our 2015 Sustainability report, available at Statoil.com [link].

How are human rights commitments and information about how the company addresses its human rights impacts communicated, internally and externally?

Relevant reports/communication channels include:

- 2013 Sustainability Report, (Human rights; People). ([link]).

- The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015 at www.statoil.com.

- The statutory report based on Norwegian requirements, available at www.statoil.com - [link] (human rights; stakeholder engagement)

Update 2016:

- 2015 Sustainability Report, (in particular chapters: Introduction, Safety & Security, Communities, People & Organisation). [link]

- The statutory report based on Norwegian requirements, available at www.statoil.com [link] (in particular chapters: safety, security and sustainability and people).

What provisions does your company have in place to ensure that grievances from workers and affected communities or individuals are heard, and can you provide examples of remedies provided?

- Described in our 2013 Sustainability report

([link]).

- The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015 at www.statoil.com.

Update 2016:

Described in our 2015 Sustainability Report (in particular chapters Communities and People and organization) available at www.statoil.com [link]

Which external and collaborative human rights initiatives does your company participate in, and what is the nature of your involvement?

Relevant initiatives are described in

- 2013 Sustainability report ([link]).

- The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015 at www.statoil.com.

- The Stakeholder engagement section on www.statoil.com

Update 2016:

- 2015 Sustainability report available at www.statoil.com [link]

- The engagement and dialogue section on www.statoil.com [link]

Which are the key one, two or three elements of your approach to human rights that been developed or amended since June 2011? Please indicate if these actions were in response to the UN Guiding Principles.

Annual progress is described in our annual sustainability reports, available at [link].

Most recent reports:

- 2013 Sustainability report ([link]).

- The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015 at www.statoil.com.

Update 2016:

- Corporate Human Rights Policy [link]

- Annual progress is described in our annual sustainability reports, available on www.statoil.com [link]

- 2015 Sustainability report available at www.statoil.com [link]

- Our web pages: sustainability pages [link]; human Rights pages: [link]

What are some of the obstacles and challenges that your company encounters in implementing its human rights commitments?

Described in our 2013 Sustainability report ([link]).

The 2014 Sustainability Report will be published 19 March 2015 at www.statoil.com.

Update 2016:

- 2015 Sustainability report available at www.statoil.com [link]