We assessed the risk of modern slavery at the retail stations we own and operate in the UK. The review included 19 contractor companies who provide construction, maintenance and facilities management services.
Our South Caucasus Pipeline Expansion project will transport gas from Azerbaijan to markets in Europe. In Georgia alone, around 10% of the workforce originating from other countries such as India and Thailand.
One of our joint ventures is setting up a plant that will blend Castrol lubricants. Our partner is building the plant, and the peak of construction will involve more than 250 workers, largely made up of migrant labour employed through four or five major contractors.
We piloted labour rights audits in our supply chain as part of qualifying selected potential suppliers in Malaysia in 2016.