We respect the universally recognized human rights of all people, including our personnel, our suppliers and individuals in the communities in which we operate. We work to identify and prevent potential adverse human rights impacts from our operations, and we are committed to remediating impacts should they occur.
Our due diligence process includes implementing social impact assessments at all site locations to understand community-focused environmental and social risks, including those related to human rights, and developing mitigation and management plans based on the results of these assessments.
We undertake meaningful consultation with potentially affected groups, and other relevant stakeholders, to understand risks and concerns. We follow stakeholder engagement plans at each site, and conduct regular, proactive engagement and consultation with various stakeholder groups to understand their concerns and provide relevant project information. We have a grievance mechanism in place at all site locations, including procedures to respond to and address stakeholder concerns, from the beginning of project planning and throughout the project life cycle. We log and track community feedback and strive to address concerns in a timely and transparent manner.
We respect the sovereignty, rights and culture of Indigenous peoples. Proactive engagement with these communities, when relevant based on the locations of our operations, is an important element of our overall stakeholder engagement, consultation and grievance processes.
Unless otherwise established by contract or required by applicable law, our employees are employed on an at-will basis and have the right to terminate employment at any time, for any reason or no reason at all. In circumstances where employment arises via contract, we engage in efforts to ensure that such employment contracts comply with laws and fair labor standards applicable to the area of employment.
In addition to our own ban on child labor, Cheniere strives not to purchase products or components thereof manufactured by people younger than 15 years of age or younger than the age of completing compulsory education in the manufacturing country where such age is higher than 15. We also seek to work with suppliers who promote universal human rights standards in accordance with applicable laws.