The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR) are a set of non-binding principles negotiated by governments, extractive companies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoted by the VPSHR Initiative.
The VPSHR Initiative was established in 2000 to address the challenges faced by companies in implementing security measures of their operations while respecting and promoting the human rights and fundamental freedoms. Composed of governments, international NGOs, and companies in the industries of extracting, harvesting, developing natural resources, or energy, this multistakeholder initiative allow members to strengthen their capacity to address complex security and human rights issues in business operations around the world.
As an official member of the VPSHR Initiative since 2012, TotalEnergies publishes an annual report setting out the challenges, lessons learned and good practices in implementing the VPSHR. The Company considers compliance with internationally recognized human rights standards in its security operations a priority.
See TotalEnergies’ VPSHR reports
VPSHR 2015(pdf - 3,53 Mo)