Care, specifically care and respect for people, is one of SBM Offshore’s four Values. It also means upholding human rights within the Company and throughout the supply chain. The Company’s commitment is embedded in SBM Offshore’s Code of Conduct, which is applicable to all employees, subcontractors and third parties. SBM Offshore expects its suppliers to comply with the Company's Supply Chain Charter, which includes respect for human rights.
The Company’s approach towards human rights within our business activities is informed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the core conventions of the International Labour Organization and theGuiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).
This year, the Company focused on strengthening the governance around implementing the SBM Offshore. The Company then detailed the human rights road map, aligned with three main pillars of the s, to guide SBM Offshore in further implementing human rights standards within the Company and throughout its Supply Chain. SBM Offshore has continued work to detail long-term objectives and plans to support 8: 'Decent Work and Economic Growth', one of the seven s identified by SBM Offshore for focus (see 2.3 Sustainability).s, which started with the identification of our salient issues. These main priority areas were selected based on the results of internal consultations and external input. The consultation helped us identify, calibrate and prioritize the human rights risks for
SBM Offshore's human rights due diligence process has matured over 2019 and will be further developed in 2020 based on a program of assessments of the Company's operations.
Grievance mechanisms and other reporting channels are available to SBM Offshore employees and third parties to identify and investigate potential and actual human rights impacts and take appropriate action. For further details on the reporting mechanism and Integrity line, please see section 3.8 Compliance.
To ensure proper governance on human rights, SBM Offshore identified the need for a Human Rights Steering Committee. The right level of attention, ownership and mandate is achieved through a Steering Committee comprised of Management Board and Executive Committee members. The Steering Committee oversees and provides guidance on the implementation of the human rights program at SBM Offshore. In addition, Human Rights Working Groups in SBM Offshore provide input on specific topics, such as risk identification and saliency analysis.
Awareness and collaborations
SBM Offshore actively promotes human rights awareness through monthly campaigns and dedicated learning sessions on specific human rights aspects.
SBM Offshore is an active member of Building Responsibly, a group of leading engineering and construction companies working together to raise the bar in promoting the rights and welfare of workers across the industry. As a member of Building Responsibility SBM Offshore has been working on the application of the ten worker welfare principles within SBM Offshore activities and through its supply chain.
SBM Offshore is on a journey to further detail a human rights control framework in support of its commitments, building on existing human rights processes and procedures, and to further embed human rights into its ways of working. The Company plans to continue due diligence work in 2020 at a number of business activity locations.