Offshore Industry

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered am ar 1 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State, Energy Security and Net Zero, if she will make it her policy to require UK oil and gas companies to (a) clean up legacy pollution and (b) adhere to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, before divesting of their foreign subsidiaries.

Photo of Andrew Bowie Andrew Bowie Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The UK encourages a coordinated effort between national governments, oil and gas companies, and communities to bring an end to all forms of oil contamination. We continue to work with overseas governments to support initiatives to reduce the negative impact of oil and gas production overseas.

The UK Government has consistently supported the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and is clear that we expect UK businesses to comply with all applicable laws; identify and prevent human rights risks; and behave in line with the UNGPs.

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