Human rights

We are committed to protecting human rights throughout our business operations and extended supply chain, ensuring that everyone who works with and for us is treated with respect, fairness, and dignity.

Respecting human rights is one of our key material issues and an essential part of our sustainability strategy and our ESG framework. This means that understanding and addressing potential human rights issues is a matter of priority.

Our commitments are set out in our Code of Conduct, and we work in accordance with our Social Performance Framework, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).


Enhancing worker


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Improving human rights through innovation and collaboration

We continue to innovate and improve our labour rights screening process within our vendor management system. This process is now fully automated, with 100% all vendors and suppliers screened against human rights criteria when pre-qualified, and required to read and commit to Petrofac’s Labour Rights and Worker Welfare Standards.

We are screening those third parties already registered on our system and yet to be selected for prequalification and, where any issues are found, we work with third parties to improve their understanding of our Standards and support their efforts to comply fully.

We also continue to share good practice through our engagement with industry and other stakeholders, such as the Building Responsibly Group of engineering and construction companies.