Chevron to focus on human rights issues
Chevron Corp will pay attention to human rights issues in Myanmar under an agreement with the investor group Azzad Asset Management, which had urged it to be more alert to violence in Myanmar, reported Reuters. Chevron will undertake steps including social investment reviews in the Rakhine State, donate to humanitarian organizations for refugees from Rakhine, and help develop practices for companies operating amid risks of crimes against humanity, Reuters reported citing a letter signed by a company executive. Azzad Asset Management submitted a shareholder resolution urging Chevron to report on its business with governments complicit in genocide or crimes against humanity, agreed to withdraw the proposal, Reuters reported citing a copy of the agreement. “Chevron appreciates Azzad’s constructive engagement and commends them for recognizing our actions related to human rights,” Mary Francis, Chevron’s governance officer who signed the letter, said in an emailed statement.