The implementation of the 2D seismic project in the Guajira Peninsula in Colombia included a human rights impact assessment between the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 as part of the due diligence process in human rights. As a result of the assessment, we identified the following sensitive elements:
After the assessment, we identify five impact factors on human rights in the area.
The HRIA also establishes necessary lines of action to continue respecting human rights:
This Human Rights Impact Assessment showed that following actions were evaluated in an especially positive way by each of the stakeholders:
The Communities highlighted the investment in water management, the development of prior consultation, the relationship with the communities, and the conclusion of agreements for indemnifying fishermen. They made special mention of our respect for freedom of expression and of the health, ophthalmological, and dental campaigns.
Furthermore, the employees and employees of subcontractors commented that they had easy access to communication channels with security forces and valued the improvement in employee security. Additionally, they spoke positively about their salaries, the high HSE standards, and access to social security through formal employment. They also valued the development of prior consultation, improved contractor subsistence, and redefinition of travel costs.
With this project, we positively contribute to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda through the following SDGs: