Woodside conducts business in a way that respects the human rights of all people, including our employees, the communities where we are active, and those working within our supply chains.
Woodside’s business conduct is informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The Guiding Principles define the accountabilities of governments in protecting human rights, and of business in respecting human rights.
Our Human Rights Policy outlines the principles by which we operate, and is supported by the human rights principles and commitments in our Code of Conduct and other relevant policies on this page.
Human rights is embedded in our approach
Woodside’s approach to human rights is overseen by our Board and the Executive Committee. The Board’s Sustainability Committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Board on Woodside's human rights policy and performance.
Collaborating with others on human rights
We work with our peers and key stakeholders to improve our approach to managing human rights risks in our operations and supply chains.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
We engage with our VPSHR peers through the annual Voluntary Principles plenary, regular corporate pillar meetings and the VPSHR Australia Working Group.
We work in collaboration with IPIECA to share good practice and develop tools to enhance human rights performance.
We are committed to reporting our petroleum tax and fee payments in respect of operations in implementing countries where we have an interest.
Woodside signs Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar
Woodside is a responsible and constructive foreign investor in Myanmar. We are committed to investing in education, training and capability-building.
We have signed up to the Statement by Concerned Businesses Operating in Myanmar, issued by the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB).
See our CEO statement on Myanmar here.
Human rights documents
- 2020 Modern Slavery Statement
- Our Approach to Human Rights
- Our Approach to Human Rights – Français
- Our Approach to Human Rights – Myanmar
- Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights Annual Report (2020)
- Supplier Code of Business Conduct
- Guideline on Worker Access to Personal Documents
- Human Rights Policy (December 2020)
- Whistleblower Policy (December 2020)
- Code of Conduct (July 2021)