Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: Doors Open to New Participants

Author: Business for Social Responsibility, Published on: 2 May 2006

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Plenary today announced it will open participation to more extractives companies, non governmental organizations (NGOs) and host governments. Since the launch of the Voluntary Principles in 2000, a company or NGO could only participate in the Plenary if its home government was a participant. This is no longer a requirement. [current participating companies are Amerada Hess, Anglo American, BG Group, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Freeport McMoRan, Marathon Oil, Newmont Mining, Norsk Hydro, Occidental, Rio Tinto, Shell, Statoil]

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Related companies: Anglo American BG Group (part of Shell) BHP Billiton BP Chevron ConocoPhillips Equinor (formerly Statoil) ExxonMobil Freeport-McMoRan Hess Corporation Marathon Oil Newmont Goldcorp Norsk Hydro Occidental Petroleum Rio Tinto Shell