Background for the audit
On 1 January 2007, the rules of the Working Environment Act, relating to notification about censurable conditions in the undertaking came into force.
The rules are meant to facilitate an open HSE culture in working life and provide protection for employees who find it necessary to blow the whistle on censurable or illegal conditions in the workplace. These are conditions which employees perceive to be in conflict with rules and regulations, with their own company guidelines, or with the general understanding of what is ethically acceptable.
By facilitating notification, the enterprise demonstrates its intention to foster an open culture which promotes trust and communication, that it takes its employees seriously and is focusing on eliminating censurable conditions.
The PSA and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority have supervisory responsibility with regard to the provision relating to the employer's duty to facilitate notification (ref. Section 3-6 of the Working Environment Act), within their respective areas of authority, the PSA for the petroleum activities and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority for the working life in general.
We therefore wanted a statement about
Result of the audit
A summary of the feedback from the companies shows that
Link: Audit report (summary)
The audit report (summary) applies to the following companies:
Aker Solutions ASA, Baker Hughes Norge AS, BP Norge AS, ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS, Diamond Offshore Netherlands BV, Esso Norge AS, ExxonMobil Exploration & Production Norway AS, Gassco AS, Halliburton AS, A/S Norske Shell, Odfjell Drilling AS, StatoilHydro ASA.
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