TAP has undertaken Human Rights Impact Assessments (HRIAs) in each of the project’s three host countries to fulfil its corporate responsibility to respect human rights, as outlined in the TAP Code of Conduct (Section 5.1.) which also fulfils lender requirements.
The purpose of the HRIAs was to identify human rights related impacts and opportunities that may arise from the project in Greece, Albania, and Italy, and to develop specific mitigation and enhancement measures. The HRIAs complement the separate Environmental and Social Impact Assessments which cover issues such as land usage, hazardous materials safety, and environmental effects.
The HRIAs identify and assess the potential impacts of the project on a range of internationally defined human rights, including the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Fundamental Conventions, and the European Convention on Human Rights. They also identify impacts in relation to other standards with which TAP is aligned. These include the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Performance Requirements, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Companies, United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
TAP Human Rights Policy [PDF]