We recognize and respect the choice of indigenous communities to live as distinct peoples, with their own cultures and relationships to the land. Wherever our operations neighbor with indigenous communities, we seek to partner and engage with them to diminish the negative aspects of our operations and maximize the social and economic benefits we can bring. Areas where we explore or operate near these communities include the United States, Canada, Peru, Australia, Indonesia and Russia.
Our approach to such relationships is governed by national laws of the countries in which we are working, our own positions on sustainable development and human rights, and our core SPIRIT values
. In addition, there are several internationally recognized codes of conduct that outline the measures that should be taken to ensure respect for the rights of indigenous peoples. We strive to ensure that our actions meet the spirit of those codes, which cover company activity, engagement and consultation with indigenous groups, minimizing impact from resource development, identifying socioeconomic development opportunities, and respecting the local environment and culture.