We strive to be a positive force in our communities, and we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of human rights across our value chain. We promote respect for the rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles articulated in the International Labour Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
For each of our new operating areas, we use third-party assessments to identify potential human rights risks. We respect the cultural values and traditions of local populations, and we actively engage with community members to understand the environmental and human rights impacts of our operations.
We require our suppliers to comply with all human rights provisions and other elements of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy and our Code of Conduct. We also collect information about our vendors’ CSR policies, specifically with regards to human rights, child labor, forced labor and grievance mechanisms.
Within Noble Energy, we have a third-party operated ethics hotline called NobleTalkTM that provides a mechanism for anyone to report violations or concerns. In 2018, the hotline did not receive any reports related to human rights. We experienced no suspected or reported incidents of child labor and no significant disputes with indigenous peoples. We have not conducted any operations that led to involuntary resettlement. In 2018, we had an active community feedback mechanism (CFM) in Israel. We believe that effective CFMs can enhance relationships with our communities and help identify and mitigate emerging issues.
We are committed to providing local site security in a manner that is consistent with international human rights expectations. To support this commitment, we adopt a risk-based approach to providing training on security and human rights for our employees and security contractors. In 2018, we did not identify any new significant security risks to warrant additional training.