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Human Rights

Respecting Rights for All
Marathon Oil respects the human, cultural and legal rights of individuals and communities, while focusing on responsible, safe, ethical operations.

We recognize the goals and principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – including everyone’s right to life and liberty, the protection of law, and freedom from slavery and torture – within our business relationships and in industry discussions about human rights.

Respectful relationships are core to our culture. Our Code of Business Conduct and related policies prohibit workplace harassment, violence or discrimination against anyone based on race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and other factors. These policies apply to all aspects of employment at Marathon Oil – recruitment, training, development, compensation, performance management and benefits.

Additionally, we’re committed to ensuring that slavery, human trafficking and other human rights violations don’t exist in our supply chain or in any part of our business.

We understand that our operations can bring challenges to the communities where we operate. In order to prevent any impacts to these community members, we proactively engage with our stakeholders, including Indigenous peoples, to design plans that ensure our operations are implemented in a way that respects their rights and beliefs.

Security and Human Rights

Under the Emergency Preparedness and Community Awareness element of our Responsible Operations Management System (ROMS), we identify and engage with stakeholders within or adjacent to our operations regarding potential risks and our planned response measures. These stakeholders include local communities and government emergency responders. We assess compliance with security and human rights practices using the Marathon Oil three-tiered audit program.

Marathon Oil has well-established and effective security and human rights policies in Equatorial Guinea. We employ a proprietary guard force to protect our onshore facilities and engage with the Navy of Equatorial Guinea to protect our offshore facilities. Marathon Oil had no known security-related incidents that resulted in a human rights violation in 2019. To bolster safety and security at Equatoguinean ports, we worked with the government of Equatorial Guinea and the U.S. Coast Guard to review International Port Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS). Two Marathon Oil employees are certified to serve as auditors for this annual regulatory review.

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