Human rights supply chain engagement gains traction

Industry heavyweights BP, Equinor, Shell and Total have reached an agreement to collaboratively engage in a human rights supplier assessment initiative in the energy industry.

The CEOs of the participating companies are adopting an approach to assessing and working with suppliers that respect the human rights, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the conventions of the International Labour Organization.

The initiative aims to create an industry framework for human rights supplier assessments, with work currently taking place to establish the assessment criteria and sharing mechanism.

Once developed, suppliers will be able to more easily and efficiently demonstrate their ability to confirm to these human rights principles, as well being a call to change for improvement of working conditions for employees within supply companies.

BP, Equinor, Shell and Total have taken the first step by creating the initiative and are now inviting other companies in the industry to join.

For more information visit the Equinor website.

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