Apr 30, 2020
To meet the responsibilities assumed in relation to respect for human rights, Ecopetrol’s management in this matter is based on three premises:
Human Rights Policy
Ecopetrol has a Human Rights policy which was updated in 2019. The following is highlighted in the new version of the Human Rights Guide:
a. Ecopetrol explicitly recognizes its commitment to respect human rights, and adheres to the following international standards:
b. Additionally, four principles that guide Human Rights management are incorporated:
c. Featured Human Rights
Ecopetrol supports and encourages Ecopetrol's business partners to operate with consideration and respect to human rights, and in compliance with it´s Human Rights Guideline.
Roles and responsibilities
Ecopetrol's Board of Directors, as the company's strategic guide, periodically knows about human rights issues through its Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee, as well as through the Audit and Risk Committee.
Senior Management is aware of Human Rights management through the Executive Committee, insofar as they are strategic and material issues for the organization. In turn, the company's Steering Committee is aware of these matters for information or follow-up purposes.
The General Secretariat, through the Corporate Responsibility Management (GRT), is in charge of directing the day-to-day human rights function, which affects the performance of other areas in the matter.
At the operational level, both the corporate and business level areas have human rights responsibilities.
Human Rights Management Cycle