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As a further demonstration of its commitment to Human Rights

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Voluntary Standards and Memberships

Guías Colombia

Última actualización 28 oct. 2014
As a further demonstration of its commitment to Human Rights in all its areas of operation, in 2011, Ecopetrol joined the Guías Colombia initiative on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL). 

Guías Colombia consists of companies, civil society organizations, and the Colombian government with the common goal of contributing to improving the Human Rights and IHL situation in the country. 

 

In a ceremony led by Vice President of the Republic, Angelino Garzón, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Christian Salazar, the President of Ecopetrol, Javier Genaro Gutiérrez, representing the company, signed membership to Guías Colombia, of which other companies are a part of, such as Coca Cola, Isagen, Nestlé, Indupalma, Tipiel as well as organizations such as the Ideas for Peace Foundation (Fundación Ideas para la Paz), International Alert , and the International Business Leader Forum. 

Guías Colombia seeks to develop clear guidelines for business operation that is responsible and respectful of human rights in security and environmental issues; transparency, complaints and claims; labor issues; communities and institutional strengthening. 

This initiative is based on constructive dialogue on good practices and sensitive issues on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in order to contribute to their respect and promotion by all participants, and motivate businesses to contribute to the creation of peace.