Human Rights Policy

Statement of policy

Tullow Oil supports and respects the protection of internationally recognised Human Rights. We uphold and promote Human Rights within our sphere of influence, which can include, but is not limited to, employees, contractors, local communities, suppliers, security forces, business partners and governments.

This Human Rights statement of policy is applicable to all of the Group's business operations. It covers the rights of employees and the rights of local communities.

Community rights

Tullow actively engages employees and contractors, Non-Governmental Organisations and governmental bodies to address the rights of communities surrounding our operations:

  • We conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and community consultation processes to identify potential human rights group's concerns and examine ways to proactively address them;
  • We respect the cultures of indigenous peoples and recognise their rights as distinct peoples to practise their traditions and customs; and
  • We actively promote community empowerment and improvement to quality of life through our Social Enterprise Policy.

All contractors affiliated with Tullow are required to observe this statement of policy and adhere to the Code of Business Conduct.

Employee rights:

  • We provide safe work places and fair terms and conditions of employment;
  • We are an equal opportunities employer;
  • We positively encourage the development of all our employees by providing a working environment that fosters new talent and ways of thinking;
  • All employees and contractors work in safe conditions with safe systems of work where suitable procedures are provided and maintained;
  • We do not use underage labour and will not employ those under the age of 18 for roles that may be hazardous to their health, well-being, or safety;
  • We do not use any forced or compulsory labour;
  • Discrimination is not tolerated in Tullow and current and potential employees are not preferred on the basis of personal characteristics such as age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion; and
  • All employees have the right to join trade unions, where such rights are recognised by law.

All workers are protected by our employment terms as set out in the Employee Handbook, and standards on underage employment and forced labour.

Human Rights Policy

Human Rights Policy

Download our Human Rights Policy, published in 2011

Code of Business Conduct

Oil rig at sea

Our Board of Directors has approved a new Code of Business Conduct to take account of the UK Bribery Act.