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Our responsible approach

At Cairn, we recognise a responsibility to deliver value to our stakeholders through discovery and development of hydrocarbons in a safe, responsible and ethical manner. This helps us reduce risks and seek opportunities, by protecting our licence to operate.

Our main tool to achieve this is our Corporate Responsibility Management System (CRMS) which, along with the Cairn Operating Standards, is integrated into our business management system.

Within our CRMS we draw on the definition from the ISO 26000 Guidelines for Social Responsibility, which encompasses social, environmental and governance-related topics. It states:

‘The responsibility of an organisation for the impact(s) of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behaviour that contributes to sustainable development, including health and the welfare of society: takes into account the expectations of stakeholders; is in compliance with applicable law and consistent with international norms of behaviour; and is integrated throughout the organisation and practised in its relationships.’

We embody this in our commitment to the ‘3Rs’ and use these within our Business Principles.

3Rs diagram - Core values: Respect, responsibility and relationships

"CR is, and will remain, a key focus at Cairn to help us deliver value for all our stakeholders and protect our licence to operate."

Simon ThomsonChief Executive Officer

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