Human rights and modern slavery

Central to our ESG management is an ongoing commitment to conducting our business in a manner that respects human rights across all areas of operation. We are committed to implementing systems that mitigate the risk of modern slavery within all elements of our business.


To underline this commitment, Genel commissioned an independent human rights compliance assessment of our performance in 2021 against the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). The assessment provided a roadmap which focuses on the four thematic areas of policies, due diligence, remedy, and communications and training, with each thematic area providing recommendations for future planning.

As human rights trends evolve within the areas in which Genel Energy is operating, we place significant importance on this topic and our assessment has allowed us to develop concrete proposals to update internal policies, processes, and standards, and in doing so strengthen human rights compliance with international standards, such as the UNGPs.

Moreover, we demand the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude.