Building responsible relationships with our partners
We're aware of the change we can make together with our partners in the countries where we work. Side by side, we work to implement the environmental, social, safety, and health guidelines we support. To do so, we use our management system and regulatory body:
Respect for human rights is a key factor that also governs how we engage with our non-operated assets. The operators’ activities are reviewed on a regular basis, in order to improve joint performance in Human Rights, as well as in Safety and Environment. We share standards, best practices, and our regulations, which are based on the highest international standards and also our success stories, both globally and specifically in Brazil, such as the Plataforma Educativa project, of our joint venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil, which is celebrating celebrates ten years of success in Brazil.
Another example is the MAREM project that we have developed, together with the IBP (Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas, and Biofuels), IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources), and other associated companies, the (Environmental Mapping of Emergency Response at Sea). It is a georeferenced online map of the coast, with key and open information to help oil and gas companies in their emergency response plans in case of an oil spill at sea.
Repsol has a 10% stake in the consortium that operates this block in Peru, and from the very start of our participation we’ve worked intensely with our partners to improve our human rights performance, being a sensitive area located close to the Kugapakori-Nahua-Nanti Reservation (KNNR). Repsol has shared all its knowledge about the processes to follow in areas with indigenous presence — especially in the cases of communities in voluntary isolation or first contact. Our norms dictate that in those operations where the Company does not have management control, we will inform our partners about these policies and put all our knowledge and strategies at their disposal for us to meet our objectives.
Responsibly managing the value chain is fundamental in the prevention and mitigation of risks. With the aim of promoting compliance with our human rights policies in our business relationships, we provide a course with specific examples of how your actions can affect human rights. In less than an hour, you'll learn in a dynamic and entertaining way about the main risks and how we should proceed according to our commitments and values.