As a participant in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, we agree to meet minimum participation requirements, including public promotion and proactive implementation of the Voluntary Principles, annual public disclosure of implementation efforts, participation in Plenary Group meetings, and responses to requests for information from Plenary Group participants. Key features of the Voluntary Principles include a dispute resolution process to raise concerns about the performance of a participant, accountability mechanisms that include the possibility of expulsion, and more transparent procedures for accepting new members.
The full text of the Voluntary Principles, the participation criteria, and the list of current participants can be found at www.voluntaryprinciples.org.
Our Security Policy and Security Policy Guidelines provide employees with a framework for creating safe work environments by promoting respect for human rights, and advancing best practices with governments, joint venture participants and third parties. They also give contractors or private security firms providing services on our behalf with comprehensive policies and procedures for conducting security operations.
We engage with joint operating partners on security and human rights. We make every effort to have our environmental and community relations guidelines – and a commitment to the Talisman Security Policy or the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights – incorporated into the joint operating agreements.