The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs) serve as guidelines for our security and human rights programs, including for interactions with host government police, military personnel and private security contractors. We focus our implementation primarily on Indonesia and Peru, which are higher-risk jurisdictions for security and human rights matters.
Risk assessments help us identify security-related human rights risks and create action plans for specific site-level operating environments. Contracts with private security providers include requirements to comply with both our Human Rights Policy and the VPs. We maintain Memorandums of Understanding with host governments that detail the working relationship between the company and the public security personnel assigned to it. Human Rights Compliance Officers conduct training for security employees, security contractors and host government security. They also receive, document and follow up on formally, and informally, reported human rights incidents, grievances and allegations. Please see our 2021 Voluntary Principles Report to the Plenary for more information.
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