We are committed to the human rights of our employees, contractors and neighboring communities.
At GeoPark, we define human rights as the inalienable rights of every human being regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion or any other status. We are committed to creating an environment in which everyone is treated with respect, dignity and fairness, and without discrimination of any kind. We believe every person has equal value, the freedom to express their ideas, the right to make their own decisions and the support to develop their full potential.
This commitment is embodied by the way we align our principles and values with our goals and responsibilities. This is not a recent development: it was the first step we took when founding our Company to define who we are and how we act.
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Through the Presidential Advisory Board for Human Rights and International Affairs, the National Government of Colombia launched the National Action Plan on Human Rights and Business, a public policy document that seeks “the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”.
Within this framework, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Presidential Advisory Board for Human Rights and International Affairs, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), the Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP) and the Colombian Chamber of Petroleum Goods and Services (Campetrol) created a Hydrocarbons Sector Human Rights Pilot Group that brings together 20 organizations including operators, service providers and the regulator. GeoPark is part of the project.
As members of the Group, we were trained by human rights academic experts from the Sergio Arboleda University Business School, and we developed the collective construction of priorities and defined the 2020 Work Plan, which is based on four elements: knowledge management, exchange of experiences and practices, visibility of the Group, and management and development.