Human Rights

Galp is committed to promote, respect and comply with internationally recognised human rights.

We undertake to act so that none of our management actions and activities originate, directly or indirectly, abuse or violation of human rights in any geographic location, context and reality, not throughout the value chain and sphere of influence with respect to our stakeholders.

These commitments are materialised through the formalisation of our Human Rights Policy, which is aligned with internationally recognised standards, including the 10 principles of the Global Compact and the Universal Declaration of the United Nations Human Rights as well as the Code of Conduct of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Galp´s Human Rights Policy is implemented in our strategy and activities, and pursues an ongoing process of due diligence to ensure the assessment of Galp´s impacts on human rights. The results of this evaluation forms an integral part of our internal procedures to ensure effective responses to prevent and mitigate these impacts, and monitoring of the effectiveness of the measures.

We are developing a project to evaluate impacts on human rights in the context of the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (John Ruggie Table). This project covers the assessment of all our operations in all countries and involves:

  • profiling operations by geography/country,
  • profiling human rights by geography/country,
  • identifying impacts and/or risks of the operations profile on the human rights profile by geography/country,
  • analysis of the implications for human rights,
  • assessment and risk quantification,
  • proposed actions to identify measures to mitigate impacts, and
  • identification of the legal requirement and/or regulations which frame each of the impacts/risks.

Based on the assessment, we will define an action plan to ensure that our practices are aligned with our Human Rights Policy.

As a reference company in the energy sector, Galp endorses corporate social responsibility as a fundamental element of its management within its entire value chain and in its relations with stakeholders, in the different contexts and geographies in which it operates.

To learn more, read our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and our Policy on Investing in the Community.

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