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Company and supply chain labour rights guidance

March 2019

IPIECA has developed a series of practical guidance and tools on managing labour rights, which aim to reduce the risk of and address potential human rights impacts and issues, particularly in the industry’s supply chain. These resources have three aims:

- to help practitioners more effectively identify, prevent and mitigate labour rights risks and impacts within projects, operations and supply chains;

- inform stakeholders of the industry’s collective commitment and efforts to respect labour rights, and;

- help anticipate emerging trends and challenges.

In support of these goals, IPIECA has developed the following set of practical guidance and tools:

  • Responsible recruitment and employment: a guidance document covering considerations on responsible recruitment and employment in the oil and gas industry. The document outlines key labour rights issues to be addressed during a project life cycle, and identifies risks, emerging good practice and considerations for effective management.
  • Labour rights assessment: guidance on the design and implementation of an on-site labour rights assessment, outlining approaches for conducting an on-site audit and assessment of contractors following contract commencement. The document also provides examples from oil and gas companies and other industries. This guidance is accompanied by two tools:
  • Worker grievance mechanisms: guidance on developing and implementing effective worker grievance mechanisms across oil and gas workplaces and project sites. The document provides examples of good practices from IPIECA members and other industries, that have enabled workers to speak up and have their concerns acknowledged and addressed.

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