We foster a culture of respect for human rights among our employees.
This is why providing training on human rights to the people who form part of Repsol and raising their awareness on the subject—in addition to the resulting ability for "pro-people" responses to unforeseen situations—play a key role. We have therefore developed an online course on the Basic Principles of Human Rights, which is based on the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Our aim is for all employees to complete this course gradually, starting with employees in the countries where there is a greater risk of human rights violations.
2012 to 2015 progress indicator
In addition, we provide a classroom-based training course with specific workshops on conducting human rights impact assessments and implementing an effective incident reporting mechanism, training sessions for employees who have Purchasing and Contracts duties, and a three-hour classroom-based module taught as part of the Repsol Master's in Energy Management (REGE), aimed at the Company's new hires.
Progress indicator from 2014
Security force personnel's ability to respond when confronted with unpredictable situations is closely linked with their training in and awareness of human rights issues. Training is essential to ensure that external security employees also act in accordance with both national and international regulations and current legislation in order to avoid abuse or arbitrary or discriminatory conduct that could lead to physical or moral violence against people. For this reason, training for all security contractors is a Company requirement. We also ask for documentary proof that the training has been completed.
We have internal training plans to pass on the basic notions of human rights to the private security teams, ensuring that they have the necessary tools:
On March 30th, 2015, Repsol Bolivia signed a cooperation agreement with the Bolivian army to strengthen the security of our operations.
Under the agreement, Repsol Bolivia created an annual training program together with the Spanish Red Cross Center for the Study of International Humanitarian Law (CEDIH). The following training actions were carried out: