HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY
In 2010, we developed a Human Rights Policy for
Pakej Oil & Gas Nig. Ltd
. Our commitment applies globally within our wholly-owned operations, as well as within our apparel supply chain. Our policy highlights our commitment to respect fundamental human rights throughout these operations, as well as our intent to supports the promotion of human rights within our sphere of influence for example; we have greater influence within our workforce.
Taking this step is both symbolic and concrete. It signals that social and environmental responsibility is not limited to one domain, but is the work of everyone at our company. And it commits us to continually examine our operations and explore how we can fufil human rights principles through our policies, our interactions with stakeholdersand membership in multi-stakeholder initiatives, our social and environmental programs, and our community investment.
Drafting a policy is a critical step, but we recognise that continued implementation and execution will require ongoing work. Despite the progress that's been made, there is still a need to actively safeguard human rights in the oil and gas industry. We know we have more work to do, and we wrote our Human Rights Policy, in part, to underscore our ongoing commitment.
To give life principles in this policy, we have identified both geographic regions and specific human rights issues where we see the greatest need for our involvement and the greatest potential for our company to effect change. Our immediate focus is on the four fundamental labour principles that protect workers's rights, which are defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work ( often referred to as the 'ILO Core Conventions'). These fundamental labour principles include:
The Prohibition of Child Labour.
The Prohibition Of Forced Labour In All Its Forms.
Freedom of Association and the right to collective bargaining, and protection from discrimination.
Pakej Oil & Gas Nig Ltd
will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind in the working environment and will take positive actionto prevent its occurence. In this connection
Pakej Oil & Gas Nig
will monitor its policies and will implement changes in order to improve them as social attitudes and legislation change. This commitment applies to all
Pakej Oil & Gas Nig Ltd
employmentpolicies and procedures, not just those specifically concerned with equal opportunities.
We, have alsolooked to various International Charters and Declarations to provide context for our policy, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ( UDHR);
The UN Global Compact;
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises;
The International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
The development of our policywas also informed by direct and indirect stakeholder consultation. We asked for feedback on our policy from human rights NGO's, such as the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) and Social Accountability International (SAI). We also incorporated information from our day-to-day interactions with stakeholders, attendance at events focused on developing awareness about business and human rights and extensive consultationof the websites of human rights NGO's.
Our Human Rights Policy is a living document that will help to guide us in forming our response if and when human rights issues emerge in our company and across our supply chain.
Paul Kemodo Ejoh
( CEO & MD)