Our Approach to Human Rights
Anadarko’s commitment to respect human rights at all of our operations worldwide is reflected in our core values and the Anadarko Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Consistent with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Anadarko recognizes that federal and state governments are responsible for protecting and fulfilling human rights and as a responsible global operator, it is our obligation to respect human rights and comply with all applicable laws. Our business practices are conducted in accordance with applicable laws both domestically and abroad in a manner that embodies our culture of acting with the highest ethical standards.
At the corporate level, Anadarko is currently evaluating ways to enhance awareness and disclosure regarding potential operational impacts to human rights. Where applicable, Anadarko also assesses potential impacts to human rights from our operations at the project or asset level within the Environmental, Social, and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) process. As needed, potential risks to human rights are identified and analyzed for new facilities in countries where we have not previously operated and for large-scale capital projects. Should any risks be identified in this process, Anadarko develops corresponding action plans to mitigate those risks and publicly communicate them.
Additionally, Anadarko conducts a comprehensive stakeholder-engagement process for new projects and where appropriate, existing ones, which communicates and shares information with identified stakeholders on our plans and activities. As appropriate, Anadarko also takes into account and incorporates stakeholder and local community concerns and feedback on operational impacts to surrounding communities from project inception to closure. Anadarko strives to engage with the community in a way that is culture-appropriate, timely and respectful of all parties involved.