We recognize the fundamental importance of human rights and the need for all of us to ensure these rights are upheld. Our respect for human rights is embodied in the way we operate and conduct ourselves, guided by our foundational values of safety, sustainability, integrity, trust and respect.

As our governments continue their work to protect human rights locally and globally, we are doing our part to advance human rights. Respect for human rights is defined in our Human Rights Policy and further reflected in our Business Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct and how we interact with each other and our stakeholders. Our codes and policies apply to all employees, contractors, service providers, business partners and suppliers who are expected to meet our ethical standards.

Our Human Rights Policy provides a method for anyone to report concerns or complaints through an anonymous, third-party Integrity Hotline.

If issues are identified, Ovintiv will investigate, address and respond to these concerns. Human rights violations are serious offenses that may result in termination, penalties or other legal remedies.

Ovintiv’s commitment to human rights is guided by international and national standards, including:

  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Labor Organization’s Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
  • All applicable federal, state and provincial laws and regulations, including the Canadian Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act

Human Rights Commitments

As defined in our Human Rights Policy, our commitment to human rights means that we:

  • Prohibit all forms of slavery, compulsory and forced labor, human trafficking and child labor
  • Understand the important role our industry can play in identifying and preventing human trafficking through increased employee awareness and working with suppliers to engage in programs to prevent human trafficking, forced labor and child labor
  • Promote a respectful workplace and do not tolerate any workplace harassment, including sexual harassment or bullying
  • Do not tolerate any threats or acts of violence toward any of our employees or contractors at any of our locations
  • Prohibit discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or other ground protected by law
  • Respect all applicable laws and regulations on freedom of association and collective bargaining. We recognize our employees’ rights to join organizations for the purposes of engaging in collective bargaining
  • Respect an individual’s right to privacy and commit to ensuring compliance with all applicable privacy and data security laws
  • Will perform human rights assessments as required within our operations