Company survey response

Equinor (formerly Statoil)

Member of UN Global Compact

Headquarters in Norway

Equinor website

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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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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5 July 2013

Case profile: Statoil lawsuit (re Human Rights Advisor)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against Statoil alleging the company had made false promises and misrepresentations about the plaintiff's position of Human Rights Advisor.]

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12 June 2013

European Parliament passes regulation mandating extractive companies disclose payments to foreign govts.

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12 June 2013

Oxfam welcomes European Parliament vote approving landmark oil and mining financial disclosure law

Author: Oxfam America

International relief and development organization Oxfam America applauded the European Parliament for voting...to give its final approval to a new mandatory payment disclosure requirement for the oil, gas and mining industries that will complement a...

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31 May 2013

The Untold Story of Tanzania's Resource Curse

Author: Robert Ahearne, in Think Africa Press (UK)

On 22 May, 2013 protests and street battles erupted in...Mtwara in response to the government’s handling of mineral resource wealth...[A] researcher...highlighted that it is necessary to engender genuine engagement with local populations when...

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