Address all findings and potential impacts
We have a due diligence process in place to proactively identify and assess potential impacts and risks related to Human Rights, aiming to cover all our operations, value chain or other activities related to our business, new acquisitions, and joint ventures. Following this, for the past years, Galp has been undertaking independent third-party human rights assessments in its operations throughout Europe, Africa and Brazil, and as a result, action plans were defined. All this information is publicly available for all stakeholders and can be consulted in the Human Rights Annual status report.
Galp recognises regarding Human Rights, the company must do more, acting proactively to identify initiatives that can mitigate potential findings and create positive impact across all our operations. For that, in our 2023-25 Sustainability Roadmap, we have defined the following actions to be implemented:
- Create an internal dedicated team responsible for managing the human rights topic
- Conduct human rights risk assessments in relevant geographies, at least every 3 years
- Define a plan to address the assessments’ findings and implement the needed remediation or improvement actions
- Reassess needed geographies to guarantee that “100% geographies assessed in the last 3 years” remains valil
Human Rights Assessment
To ensure that Galp’s businesses properly mitigate the risk of affecting human rights, Galp looks at potential impacts through a human rights framework to assess whether additional mitigation is required. 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 those measures.
We are evaluating impacts on human rights in the context of the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (John Ruggie Table). This analysis covers the assessment of all our operations in the countries where we are established – Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, Portugal, São Tomé and Principe, Spain and Eswatini – and envisages the definition of an action plan to ensure that our practices are aligned with our Human Rights Policy. This work 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;
- identification of the legal requirement and/or regulations which frame each of the impacts/risks;
- establishment of grievance mechanisms;
- implementation of a stakeholder engagement plan.
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