Seven Energy Joins Security & Human Rights Initiative
Seven Energy International Limited, the independent Nigerian integrated gas development, production and distribution group, has joined the globally acclaimed ‘Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights’ initiative.
Seven Energy was admitted into the Corporate Pillar category and becomes the first indigenous firm in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to be accorded such recognition.
The Voluntary Principles Initiative is a multi-stakeholder initiative involving governments, companies and non-governmental organizations that promote implementation of a set of principles that guide oil, gas and mining companies in providing security for their operations in a manner that respects human rights. Specifically, the Voluntary Principles guide companies in conducting a comprehensive human rights risk assessment in their engagement with public and private security providers to ensure human rights are respected in the protection of company’s facilities and premises.
Commenting on the achievement, Phillip Ihenacho, Chief Executive Officer, Seven Energy, said “We are excited that the pslenary has approved the application of Seven Energy to join the prestigious Voluntary Principles Initiative after a rigorous selection process. This recognition underscores how we have conducted our operations across our host communities in a manner that promotes public safety and respect for the rights of the people. We remain committed to the development of Nigeria’s gas resource and will continue to support local and national economic growth by operating in a way that recognises and respects the rights and safety of the people impacted by our business”.