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 March 2013

EITI board raises bar on global standards to report natural resource revenues

Author: Stella Dawson, Trustlaw [UK]

The board of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative [EITI] has raised the global standard for countries to disclose in greater detail the revenues they receive from natural resource wealth. The decision…is designed to improve community access...

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7 February 2013

Mining – Slow progress on extractive human rights

Author: Oliver Balch, Ethical Corporation

[A]re the...[Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights] delivering? Are mining sites free, or freer, of human rights abuses than they were before? The mining signatories all insist that the past dozen years have brought huge progress...The...

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17 January 2013

Statoil braced for long hostage crisis [Algeria]

Author: Nina Berglund, Views and News from Norway

[C]hief executive of Norwegian state oil company Statoil...confirmed that Statoil had 17 employees “at or near” the [gas plant in Algeria that had been attacked by a terrorist group on Wednesday] and that 12 of them...remained unaccounted for...That...

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24 October 2012

Oil Company Lawsuit Against US Securities and Exchange Commission Threatens Global Transparency Initiative

Author: Publish What You Pay USA

[W]e are extremely disappointed that the American Petroleum Institute...along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others, has filed a lawsuit against the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking to overturn oil and mineral payment...

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1 September 2012

Report examines how to achieve business success through addressing societal needs; includes examples of good practices

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Shared Value in Emerging Markets: How Multinational Corporations Are Redefining Business Strategies to Reach Poor or Vulnerable Populations

Author: Greg Hills, Patty Russell, Veronica Borgonovi, Alex Doty and Lakshmi Iyer, FSG

The challenges facing poor or vulnerable populations require innovative, sustainable, and large-scale solutions...Large companies are uniquely positioned to leverage their size and business models to address social problems sustainably and at scale....

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1 May 2012

Government Must Ensure Businesses Respect Human Rights [Ireland]

Author: Marketing and Communications Office, NUI Galway [Ireland]

A new report calls on the Government to ensure that companies respect human rights and to provide guidance to businesses on the requirements of human rights due diligence, including when operating overseas. Such due diligence should be a mandatory...

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13 March 2012

Dealings by Irish companies in repressive countries raise concerns about business and human rights

Author: Dr Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway

Software sold in Syria by…Cellusys and AdaptiveMobile has been reported as being used by the Syrian government to censor text messages by protestors challenging President Assad’s rule…This is not the first instance of involvement by Irish companies in...

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22 February 2012

Oil industry lobbying against section 1504 of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act (USA): Concerns, company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In February 2012 several NGOs [including Oxfam, Revenue Watch, EG Justice] raised concerns about oil industry lobbying against Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA. Section 1504 requires extractive companies to disclose their tax, royalty and...

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22 February 2012

Response by Statoil: NGO concerns over oil industry lobbying against Section 1504 of US Dodd-Frank Act on disclosure of payments to governments.

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