UN Global Compact

Cairn is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Participation in the UNGC sends a strong signal to investors that companies are both alert to the business implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and are taking active steps within their strategy and risk management to address such issues.

This responsibility section of our website presents the annual Communication on Progress on our performance against the Principles as part of that commitment.

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Statement of continued support to the UNGC see CEO statement

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Human Rights:    
Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and CR objectives and KPIs, Policies and principles, Human rights
Principle 2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Stakeholder engagement, Stakeholder views on materiality, Policies and principles, Assessing risk and opportunities, Human rights, Security, Managing social risks
Labour standards:    
Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Policies and principles, Human rights, Culture and engagement
Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Policies and principles
Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labour; and Policies and principles
Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Ethical business practices, Diversity
Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; Policies and principles, Environment, Operating a balanced portfolio in challenging conditions, Biodiversity, Climate change
Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and Environment, Chemicals, water management and waste
Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Major accident and spill prevention, Chemicals, water management and waste
Principle 10 Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Policies and principles, Identifying new opportunities, Ethical business practices, Transparency, Supply chain


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