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Mar 28, 2022

 

 

 

 

“Human Rights at Ecopetrol begin in each one of us, in our homes, in our workplace, in the spaces for dialogue with communities, in every action of our operation. As a company "From All to All" we recognize, among others, diversity and inclusion, we seek the safety of our employees, and we promote the Sustainable Development Goals”. 
Felipe Bayón - CEO

 

 

 

 

 

Our Commitment

Ecopetrol Group´s Guide on Human Rights and Business was updated in 2021.

The Guide on Human Rights and Business reflects Ecopetrol Group's commitment to respecting and promoting Human Rights in the development of its activities and within the framework of its relations with stakeholders.

Through the Guide, Ecopetrol Group highlights its adherence to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Also, its commitment to other national and international standards on Human Rights.

Six principles guide Ecopetrol's Human Rights integration in business practice:

 

  • Due diligence in HHRR: risks identification associated with human rights derived from business activities to prevent, mitigate, and if applicable, repair.
  • Cross-cutting nature: understanding of human rights as a cross-cutting issue for all stakeholders and Ecopetrol’s activities.
  • Complementarity: recognition of the role of the State in guaranteeing and respecting human rights and the complementary role of companies in respecting, advancing, and remediating in case of damage.
  • Collaborative work: articulation of Ecopetrol with the human rights integration in business practices carried out by public entities, private entities, and international organizations, among others.
  • Differential approach: respect for the rights of people who belong to groups or populations that may be particularly vulnerable to adverse impacts on their HHRR.
  • Monitoring and self-assessment: continuous improvement of assessments and monitoring of human rights practices.

 


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Ecopetrol encourages its business partners to operate respecting and advancing human rights, and in compliance with its Guide on Human Rights and Business.

Board and responsibilities:

Human Rights are overseen at the highest level in Ecopetrol. The Board of Directors, through the Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee, regularly monitors the Company's Human Rights issues.

Senior Management at Ecopetrol Group is informed about Human Rights through the Executive Committee and the Steering Committee.

The General Counsel, through Corporate Responsibility, is responsible for HHRR governance at Ecopetrol.

All areas of Ecopetrol recognize and respect human rights. This converges, among other actions, in acting with due diligence, and in identifying, treating, and monitoring human rights risks in their dependencies, processes, and systems in charge.

 

Training in HHRR

Ecopetrol raises awareness and provides training in human rights. This ensures respecting and advancing human rights throughout its operations, supply chain, and other business relationships.

In the process of raising awareness and training in Human Rights, Ecopetrol has e-learning tools through which it helps workers understand how their commitment to respecting and promoting Human Rights should be implemented. The Virtual Course on Human Rights and Business, the Ethics Course, as well as other documents, policies, case of studies, and other resources, are available on Ecopetrol´s technological platforms.

 

Collaboration with national and international organizations

 

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