This report shows our commitment to managing and communicating our Corporate Responsibility (CR) activities in an inclusive, responsive and transparent way.

It details how we conducted our operations and activities in 2013, in line with our core Business Principles of building respect, nurturing relationships and acting responsibly (the 3Rs).

2013 performance highlights


Security Incidents


of investment proposals covered the results of CR due diligence


Spills to the environment

Within KPMG's limited assurance scope – see below

Preventing major accidents and spills

Preventing major incidents or spills is paramount, and we apply rigorous risk management across all our activities.

Read about major accident and spill prevention

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Health, safety and security

In our business, protecting health, safety, security and the wellbeing of people and the environment is emphasised in all our activities.

Read about health, safety and security

Workers standing below ladder


We are committed to good governance, robust business ethics, and openness in all aspects of our business.

Read about governance
Men in hardhats walking down the stairs

Local communities

Strong relationships based on mutual trust are crucial, and we aim to deliver lasting value to the communities as a result of our activities.

Read more about communities

Port of Stavanger

Deep water drilling

Cairn applies the same uncompromising well-design approach, with an emphasis on prevention, to all categories of water, whether shallow or deep.

Read about deep water drilling

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Operating in the Arctic

Operating in Greenland at the invitation of its government, we recognise our responsibility and put a high priority on risk reduction.

Read about resource development in the Arctic


Note: KPMG LLP were engaged to provide limited assurance over selected information in the Cairn Energy CR Report for the year ended 31 December 2013. This information has been reproduced on the Cairn Energy website and can be identified through reference to the symbols ( and +). To view KPMG‘s full opinion, please click here.