Commodities

Oil and Gas Human Rights Sector Guide

10 June 2014

EC Guide Oil and Gas

This Guide was developed by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Shift. It offers practical advice to oil and gas companies on how to implement the corporate responsibility to respect human rights through step-by-step guidance.

At each step, the Guide summarises what the UN Guiding Principles expect, offers a range of approaches and examples for how to put those expectations into practice, and links users to additional resources that can support their work. The Guide was developed over 18 months through extensive research and multistakeholder consultations.

See also the unofficial French translation

"The consultation process during the development of the EC Guide for the oil and gas sector proved to be a convincing demonstration that businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders have strong opportunities to work together for building ways towards implementation of human rights standards. Sakhalin Energy had a good opportunity to contribute to this process by sharing our experience and is proud to be part of those businesses which put the Guiding Principles into a practical field."
Oleg Sapozhnikov, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
"The European Commission has made an important step ahead on the road towards universal respect for human rights. Consultations with business, experts, and NGOs has resulted in a balanced and authoritative document. The next challenge for the Commission is to ensure that it will actually guide the European business community in their day-to-day decision making."
Egbert Wesselink, IKV Pax Christi

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