Human Rights Assessment Service

A global service for sharing Human Rights (HuRi) assessments of suppliers in the energy sector

The purpose of the Human Rights Assessment (HuRi) Service is intended to assist in improving worker welfare in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and in line with the fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organisation; and make supplier human rights assessments more efficient in the supply chain.

More specifically the intent is to:

  • Set a common framework for human rights assessments of suppliers by standardising the assessment method and through sharing of results
  • Establish and offer access to an assessment service to User organisations
  • Remove duplication of supplier assessments, making it simpler for suppliers to demonstrate respect for human rights and reducing industry costs

A significant proportion of the value in the energy industry is created through activities performed by suppliers and sub-suppliers. This means that to be able to demonstrate that the industry operationalises its duty to respect human rights an industry framework for engagement with suppliers is vital.

Such a framework should include a mechanism for consistently improving workforce human rights through a process of independent assessments of the supplier’s management system and worksite performance towards internationally recognised standards as well as continuous collaboration to work on areas of improvement.

The desired outcomes are to allow the supplier to demonstrate respect for human rights by assessing them against internationally recognised standards, which allow improvement opportunities to be identified and worked on during the execution of their contracts with the ultimate objective of improving working conditions in the supply.

The service is a functionality within the EPIM JQS service which entails the following elements:

  • Due diligence questions assessment to be conducted prior to award of an agreement
  • Due diligence questions verification to be conducted prior to award of an agreement
  • Possibility to make use of Norwegian Oil and Gas’ framework agreements with verifications suppliers for performance of worksite audits prior to or after award of an agreement
  • A supplier register to store and share, HR evaluation information for a supplier

The HuRi service is categorized as a “non-basic” service in Norwegian Oil and Gas’ portfolio of services and solutions. This means that the user organisations are collectively and equally responsible for all service cost as defined by the annual HuRi service budget.

Access policy

Organizations (Participants) can be granted access to this service when fulfilling criteria for access below. The general rule is that all “Oil and Gas operators” can become a User organization. Other companies are subject to Reference Group approval.

Privileges and access rights within JQS are controlled by the Company Super User.

How to get access to HuRi

If your organisation is new to Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, please contact Service Responsible at qhse-domain@norog.no for more information.

If your organization is already subscribing to one or more EPIM services, please contact your organization’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the service. If you don’t know who your organisation’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM is, please contact EPIM User Organisation Administrator: contracts@epim.no.

Contact


General support: support@epimjqs.no | +47 23 26 13 94
Onboarding support: post@epimjqs.no
QHSE Domain and Service Responsible: Svein Håkon Fjelltun | qhse-domain@norog.no | +47 988 99 442