Table of contents:
- Actions to respect human rights
- Respect for human rights in the workplace
- Respect for human rights of local communities
- Respect for human rights in security-related activities
Actions to respect human rights
Respect for each other is a core value at TotalEnergies, at the heart of our collective ethic and Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct applies to all our employees, as well as our suppliers and contractors. Respect for each other means respect for human rights, which are non-negotiable in our operations around the world. It is also a collective and individual requirement.
Respect for human rights in the workplace
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 in their operations. In the field, we emphasize training to explain, anticipate and prevent human rights risks. 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.
Respect for human rights of local communities
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.
Respect for human rights in security-related activities
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.