Working responsibly

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.

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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 UNGC Principles as part of that commitment.

Statement of continued support to the UNGC see CEO statement



    Responsibility section links
Human rights:
Principle 1 Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and Our responsible approach, Human rights, Our ‘rights aware’ approach
Principle 2 make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses. Contractors and supply chain, Ethics, anti-bribery and corruptionTransparency, Human rights, Communities, Security
Labour standards:
Principle 3 Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; Our responsible approach, Culture, Human rights
Principle 4 the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; Our responsible approach, Culture, Human rights
Principle 5 the effective abolition of child labour; and Our responsible approach, Culture, Human rights
Principle 6 the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation. Ethics, anti-bribery and corruptionTransparency, Equality and diversity
Principle 7 Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; Culture, Economics and funding, Environment, Biodiversity
Principle 8 undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and Cairn in Senegal, Social and economic benefit, Communities
Principle 9 encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies. Safe drilling, Emergency response planning
Principle 10                                      Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery. Our responsible approach, Culture, Ethics, anti-bribery and corruptionTransparency