Human rights

Human rights approach

 

Significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

(number/%)

  2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 0/0 1/14 2/22

Note: A significant investment agreement is defined as one that requires Board approval. This equates to one with a net expenditure in excess of US$1 million.

Note: Significant investment agreements and contracts are assessed against specified investment criteria, which include an assessment of the potential corporate responsibility risks, including human rights, involved with the opportunity. The 'Investment Proposal' (IP) summarises the outcome of the review (including the CR assessment), the recommended terms of the offer and how the opportunity would be managed in the event of success. These IPs are signed off by all functional department heads, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on behalf of the Management Team (MT) and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on behalf of the Executive Team (ET).

All operations are screened broadly for human rights issues at the investment proposal stage. In this indicator we include only those that make specific reference to human rights.

Note: None of the investment proposals approved in 2014 had particular human rights risks and so no specific human rights clauses were included in them. They were all UK or Norway investments.

Note: In 2015, one investment proposal included specific reference to human rights. Four others, although not counted in the data, made specific reference to our commitment to social responsibilities including local community rights, grievance procedures and local involvement / benefits.

Note: In 2016, two investment proposals included specific reference to human rights. Two others, although not counted in the data, included a section on local community issues and referenced Cairn's Public Communication & Disclosure Plan. The remaining five were UK or Norway investments.

 

Operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments

(number/%)

  2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 5/62.5 2/50 4/100

Note: For the purposes of this indicator we define an operation as a country in which we had operational activity (including field and office activity) in the reporting year. It should be noted that we may have more than one set of assets in a given country.

Note: All field operations have been assessed for risks related to corruption although the assessments may not have taken place in the reporting year itself.

 

Employees trained on human rights policies and procedures

Note: An employee is defined as a person employed by and on the payroll of Cairn. Persons employed under short-service contracts are included as Cairn employees provided they are paid directly by Cairn. Personnel who are contracted for more than 3 months to an organisational position and who are categorised as ‘other workers’ in the database are not included in the employee numbers for this indicator.

 

Total employee training on human rights policies and procedures

(hours)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 182 18 28 0 0

 

CR and HR practitioners trained on human rights policies and procedures

(%)

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Cairn total 50 38 0 0

Note: CR (Corporate Responsibility) and HR (Human Resources) Practitioners are defined as employees or ‘other workers’ (contracted for more than 3 months to an organisational position) who are specialists in Corporate Responsibility or Human Resources.

Note: This figure is calculated using the number of CR and HR practitioners in place at the end of the year.

 

Grievances

 

Total human rights grievances and incidents of discrimination

(number)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Filed 0 0 0 0 0
Filed and addressed 0 0 0 0 0
Filed, addressed and resolved 0 0 0 0 0
Filed prior to reporting period but resolved during reporting period 0 0 0 0 0

 

Labour relations grievance policy

(%)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total employees covered by non-retaliation and grievance policy 100 100 100 100 100

 

Total labour practices grievances

(number)

  2014 2015 2016
Filed 0 0 0
Filed and addressed 0 0 0
Filed, addressed and resolved 0 0 0
Filed prior to reporting period but resolved during reporting period 0 0 0

 

Total impacts on society grievances

(number)

  2014 2015 2016
Filed 0 1 0
Filed and addressed 0 1 0
Filed, addressed and resolved 0 0 0
Filed prior to reporting period but resolved during reporting period 0 0 1

Note: A grievance was received regarding damage to fishing nets in connection with the offshore Senegal 3D seismic campiagn in September 2015. The grievance was responded to within the 30 day target and was followed through in line with Senegal regulator procedures. Evidence to substantiate the claim was not presented and so the claim was resolved in 2016.

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