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Equinor (formerly Statoil)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Norway

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Supporter of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Statoil became StatoilHydro in May 2007, following a merger with the oil and gas division of Norsk Hydro, then changed its name back to Statoil in November 2009. Norsk Hydro retained its metals and other businesses. The name Equinor was adopted in 2018.

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22 January 2014

Court rules environmental study of offshore oil leases in Alaska Arctic was flawed [USA]

Author: Lisa Demer, Anchorage Daily News (USA)

[A] federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental and Alaska Native groups and concluded the federal government failed to properly evaluate the scale of oil production that could result from a 2008 lease sale, throwing those...

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21 January 2014

Mozambique fishermen decry gas drilling

Author: Ilham Rawoot, Al Jazeera

[T]he World Bank [says that] 55 percent of Mozambique's population still lives below the poverty line [and]...communities [are] suffering more than benefiting from the influx of the Liquefied Natural Gas...industry...[F]ish are now scarce, since.....

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16 January 2014

Tanzania Takes a Critical Step in Putting Natural Gas to Work for Human Development

Author: Revenue Watch Institute

Recent natural gas finds and ongoing mining activities in Tanzania have sparked extensive national debate on how the nation should benefit from its wealth...[M]any in Tanzania are reflecting on the country’s experience with large-scale mining...[where...

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31 December 2013

Business, Human Rights, and Uganda’s Oil - Part II: Protect and Remedy: Implementing State duties under the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights

Author: Gabriella Wass & Chris Musiime, IPIS & ActionAid Uganda

In accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, this second report assesses the duty of the Ugandan, British, French and Chinese States to prevent, investigate, punish and redress human rights abuse by businesses. Based on...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Global Framework Agreements in a Union-Hostile Environment: The Case of the USA

Author: Michael Fichter (Global Labour University of Germany) & Dimitris Stevis (Colorado State University), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Global Union Federations have made significant progress in advancing Global Framework Agreements that create arenas for labor relations based on the Core Labor Standards of the...ILO. These Agreements...are a means of setting minimum standards and...

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1 November 2013
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Author: CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France) et la CERN et ADEV Congo (Rép. dém. du Congo)

Ce rapport s’intéresse aux impacts des activités de l’entreprise Perenco, société pétrolière opérant en RDC à travers deux filiales (Perenco Rep. et MIOC), comme illustration des limites actuelles de la responsabilité et la redevabilité des entreprises...

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16 October 2013

East Africa Oil Discoveries Breed Challenges

Author: David Arnold, Voice of America

Significant oil reserves have been discovered in Uganda and Kenya in recent years. However before Kenyans and Ugandans can benefit from the discoveries infrastructure challenges, political issues and special interests must be overcome say experts.....

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27 September 2013

Kofi Annan talks at Geneva's Graduate Institute

Author: Kofi Annan, Africa Progress Panel

The wise management of Africa’s incredible natural wealth is a high priority...Africa’s governments must manage these resource revenues wisely to lift millions of people out of poverty...Africa’s natural resource wealth rightly belongs to the...

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18 September 2013

Greenpeace storms Prirazlomnaya platform in Arctic [Russia]

Author: The Moscow Times

Greenpeace said...two of its activists scaled the Prirazlomnaya oil platform in Arctic waters in a fresh protest over the potential threat to the environment from operations slated to start by the end of the year. Production at the Gazprom-owned rig.....

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1 September 2013

Extractive industries and the challenges of implementing Voluntary Principles in Weak Governance Zones

Author: Vigeo

In South Africa during August 2012, Lonmin...experienced violent clashes between security forces and employees resulting in an estimated 44 deaths (mostly employees) and over a month of disruption to operations…[I]n May 2013, citing the company’s poor...

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