Code of Conduct and Human Rights

Code of Conduct and Human Rights

Code of Integrity, business ethics and conduct

Canadian Natural is committed to maintaining the highest level of business ethics and principles to ensure its integrity through the actions of its employees is beyond reproach in the day to day conduct of its business and that it is in compliance with all applicable laws. To ensure all employees know and understand what is expected of them in the performance of their duties, the company adopted the Code of Integrity, Business Ethics, and Conduct (the “Code”). All directors, officers, employees (permanent and part-time), contractors and consultants are required to acknowledge and sign the Code when joining the Company. A copy of Canadian Natural’s Code of Integrity, Business Ethics and Conduct is available here.

The Company’s Corporate Management Committee is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Code. Each Manager is responsible for seeing that all Staff under his or her supervision are thoroughly familiar with the Code and are applying it consistently in all of their business dealings. No staff has the authority to violate any of the Code’s provisions or to direct or authorize others to do so.

The Code applies to the Company and to all of its subsidiaries, domestic and foreign, over which the Company has control.

Our human rights clauses and screening fall under our Code of Integrity, Business Ethics and Conduct and our Statement of Human Rights. This Code identifies, among other things, our commitment to the protection of human rights that apply within our areas of operation.

The Code is distributed on a yearly basis and each staff member must acknowledge it electronically. The review and acceptance of the Code is an annual requirement. Every staff member is expected to remain current with the Code and any amendments that may be made from time to time. For employees seeking advice on ethical/unlawful behavior, human rights matters, or for those who have questions in relation to the Code, Canadian Natural has made available internal and external phone lines. If we become aware of any violation of the Code or any applicable government laws, rules or regulations, or believe that a violation may take place in the future, we take appropriate action.

To ensure a respectful, diverse and inclusive workplace, Canadian Natural has several policies dealing with employment equity, discrimination and harassment; including a ‘Respect in the Workplace’ training program that refers to our ‘Harassment-free and Violencefree Workplace’ Policy.  We are committed to maintaining a workplace where our initial hiring decisions and employees’ career development are determined by merit and are governed by the principles of equality, equity, and reasonable accommodation. Employees can expect to perform their roles in a work environment free from discrimination or harassment. All complaints are investigated and, if substantiated, resolved with appropriate corrective action.
 

Statement of Human Rights

Our employees, contractors and consultants agree to adhere to a Code of Integrity that reflects our mission statement.

Canadian Natural Resources Statement of Human Rights:

  • Canadian Natural believes in, supports and is committed to human rights and social justice. Our Human Rights Statement is reflected in the core values of our mission statement — To develop people to work together to create value for the Company’s shareholders by doing it right with fun and integrity — and in our Code of Integrity, Business Ethics and Conduct. 
  • Security is a fundamental right for all. We acknowledge the variety of security issues we face as a company, both locally and internationally, and strive to ensure safe working conditions and environments for all those within our sphere of influence.
  • We recognize, respect and abide by all labour, child labour and employment laws and expect our contract service companies, contractors and other third-party companies to meet the same standards. These include prohibitions on child labor, forced labor and discriminatory behavior as well as recognition of the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining.
  • We value and respect the traditions and the culture of the many different communities in which we do business.
  • We believe our business activities should contribute to the economic well-being and quality of life where we do business, as do our community investments. We recognize the effect that our activities may have on local communities, and we value and strive to engage in a meaningful way with the communities where we do business to help ensure we positively contribute to the welfare of the local communities. 
  • Canadian Natural will endeavor to conduct business with contractors and contract service companies who share our values and business principles. We will inform them of our Human Rights Statement and Code of Integrity, Business Ethics and Conduct and expect they will comply with those principles.