ConocoPhillips

Human Rights

Computer course in Indonesia

​Overview

Our position statement on human rights includes our intent to conduct business consistent with the human rights philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We participate in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and incorporate key elements of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We conduct business consistent with the human rights philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which includes the core labor standards related to non-discrimination, freedom of association, and avoiding the use of forced or child labor. 

Our intent regarding human rights is also reflected in our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and health, safety and environmental policy. We maintain ongoing discussion with government, NGO and other business stakeholders through our participation in the Voluntary Principles on Human Rights and Security (VPHRS). Our approach to engagement with indigenous communities, in locations where they are an important stakeholder group for our operations, is consistent with the principles of the International Labour Organization Convention 169, concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We’ve adapted and applied a human rights tool kit developed by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, and utilize a number of business practices, processes and tools to implement our human rights position. 

Human Rights Training and Awareness

Our approach encompasses a broad range of activities and tools. We’ve adapted and applied a human rights tool kit developed by IPIECA. We’ve also focused our Stakeholder Engagement Network of practitioners on further integration of sustainability commitments into business planning and processes.

We continue to support the IPIECA social responsibility working group and human rights project. Additionally, we participate in IPIECA’s broader work on human rights due diligence and grievance mechanisms and incorporate IPIECA guidance into our own training and practices.

Our Human Rights training is available via a computer‐based module to all employees. We continue to utilize training for security contractors as part of our regular training of security providers in priority countries for security and human rights issues. Security personnel and community engagement practitioners, including contractors, complete corporate human rights and training on VPHRS on an annual basis. All contract security organizations are required to provide VPHRS training and comply with the principles. Training is also provided for the ConocoPhillips workforce as part of the on-boarding process when working in field locations.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

We have been a member of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) initiative since its inception in 2000. Our annual report to the VPSHR details our current practices as well as provides updates for previous years and our actions are guided by management systems. For example, we have trained security personnel, including contractors, and community engagement practitioners in Colombia on human rights and, specifically, the VPSHR.