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Human Rights


 Respect for each other is a core value, at the heart of our collective ethic and Code of Conduct. Respect for each other means respect for human rights, which are non-negotiable in our operations around the world.  



We take action against all forms of discrimination, forced labor and child labor; ensure good quality working conditions and decent wages, and require the same of our suppliers.. We are also engaged in conducting external audits of our affiliates using the consulting firm Good Corporation. In 2022, we joined the International Labour Organization’s Child Labour Platform, a multi-sector initiative to combat child labor. 


In our project development process, we conduct specific Due Diligence as soon as studies begin to identify the potential negative impacts of our activities on local communities, as well as appropriate remediation plans, in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

We comply with our Charter Regarding Indigenous and Tribal Peoples issued in 2012. We maintain regular dialogue with our stakeholders, including human rights defenders NGOs who help us identify actions in the field, and we make sure to involve them in the pre-project stages. 


When security contractors or government forces in charge of protecting our employees and installations have to intervene, we make sure they have been vetted individually and received adequate training. We also perform analyses each year to assess the security risks at our sites.