Tullow reaffirms commitment to labour rights in energy sector
Tullow Ghana's has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting human and labor rights in the oil and gas industry.
In line with its strategy to develop local human resources and capacity for long term sustainability in the sector, the company has signed off its Supplier Market Day events for 2023 to deepen engagements with many local suppliers and vendors.
The event which brought together over 140 was on the theme: “Human and Labour Rights in the Oil and Gas Sector.”
In a release issued by the company, it said with a lot of transformation in the sector, stakeholders have begun demanding more of the sector’s attitude to labour rights - in line with the Labour Act of 2003, (Act 651).
Additionally, a global shift towards more stringent legislation, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, had also added weight to these expectations.
The Deputy Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, Cynthia Lumor, said “the benefits of good labour practices are many – compliance with laws and regulations, doing the right thing, employee good health and productivity.
It's a shared responsibility that we must take seriously so that together, we can ensure a future where human and labour rights are not just a goal but a reality in our industry.”
Participants were given first-hand insights on Tullow’s expectations of suppliers, the due diligence measures the organisation has put in place and steps the participant suppliers could adopt in their own organisations.
“Sessions like this have brought a lot of transparency and clarity in how things are done among operators and suppliers in the energy sector, and we appreciate the steps taken by Tullow to make this possible,” a representative from the Local Content Team at the Petroleum Commission said.
“Participants at the event were united in their assessment of the value and quality of information the platform provided.
As expectations continue to evolve, Tullow hopes to remain at the forefront of leading change, transparency, and ethical standards, across the wider industry,” the release added.