Respect for Human Rights

Enagás, by acting on each of the material issues, ensures compliance with Human Rights applicable to the context and activities of the company. Accordingly, it follows the roadmap set by the United Nations through the Sustainable Development Goals.

In its Code of Ethics and the corporate policies which it comprises, Enagás sets out its commitment to ensuring compliance with Human Rights, in line with, among others:

  • The International Bill of Human Rights.
  • Fundamental Principles and Rights of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

Enagás has an online human rights training programme which aims to ensure that all Enagás professionals understand the company's methods for ensuring its compliance.

Human Rights are addressed using a continuous improvement approach aligned with our Sustainable Management Model. The following are the different elements of the Enagás human rights management model, which starts from the identification of the human rights applicable to the company based on their impacts:

Types of rights
  • Labour(1) (see the chapter on ‘People’)
  • Safety (see the chapter on ‘Health and Safety’)
  • Environmental context (see the chapter on ‘Environmental Management’)
  • Land (see the chapter on ‘Local Communities’)

(1). Decent work, family life, rest and free time, freedom of information, freedom of association, collective bargaining, non-discrimination and diversity, equal pay, fair and favourable remuneration, abolition of child labour.

Risk assessment
  • Country-specific risk assessment (see the chapter on ‘Strategy’)
  • Corporate Risk Map (see the chapter on ‘Risk management’)
  • Safety risk assessments in posts and installations (see the chapter on ‘Health and Safety’)
  • Environmental impact assessments / environmental risks (see the chapter on ‘Environmental management’)
  • Supply chain assessments (see the chapter on ‘Supply chain’)
Prevention systems
  • Risk mitigation monitoring and actions (see the chapter on ‘Risk management’)
  • Annual health, safety and environment plans and programmes (see the chapters on ‘Health and Safety’ and ‘Environmental Management’)
  • Procedures for the construction of gas pipelines and study of their layout (see the chapter on ‘Local communities’)
  • Awareness-raising and dissemination campaigns
  • Stakeholder relations:
    • Suppliers: ensuring compliance with corporate policies through the general contracting conditions
    • Business partners: encouraging compliance with the corporate policies in business agreements (according to the level of influence)
    • Security personnel: ensuring compliance with principles on respect for Human Rights by requesting proof of membership to associations promoting respect for Human Rights
Grievance mechanisms
  • Ethics Channel and Ethical Committee Compliance (see the chapter on ‘Ethics and integrity’)
  • Corporate mailboxes
Compensation processes
  • Procedure for the management of consultations and reporting regarding irregularities or breaches of the Code of Ethics (see the chapter on ‘Ethics and integrity’)
  • Plans for self-protection and internal emergency, action plan for incidents and emergencies in the transmission network and the procedures that regulate it, procedure for processing accidents and incidents and communications to stakeholders (crisis manual, communication of incidents, etc.) (see the chapters on ‘Health and Safety’ and ‘Environmental Management’)
  • Damages and compensation procedure for passage of the gas pipeline through private property (see the chapter on ‘Local communities’)