We exercise due diligence in all our operations and are committed to complying with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, regardless of the legislation of each country.
Through the Due Diligence process, we assess the real or potential effects of our activities in different countries. The context and the social, economic, and cultural particularities are analyzed, the impacts are assessed, and actions are taken with the commitment to maximize the positive consequences and minimize or mitigate the negative ones.
As part of this Due Diligence, transparent, continuous, and participatory dialogue is held from the early stages of the projects with the communities and indigenous peoples of the areas where we operate in a context of respect for human rights. This dialogue is adjusted to the cultural characteristics of each ethnic group or community, involving the representative bodies of the indigenous communities.
In our non-operated assets, we ensure that our partners are aware of our policies, internal regulations, and best practices and make available our knowledge and techniques for the development of their operations. Accordingly, the partner and operator of the Camisea project, Pluspetrol, has been assisted in strengthening its respect for human rights within the project, to make public its actions and commitments in relation to human rights and due diligence, and to deepen and maintain dialogue with the communities in its area of influence and with the rest of the stakeholders.
In addition, we have had a positive influence on the operator Pluspetrol with respect to international standards on human rights. Pluspetrol is currently developing an internal analysis process to define a procedure for the application of due diligence in the Camisea project.