b'5 E assessments to understand our potential risk exposure. Since it is important for community BUSINESS members to achieve redress if PRINCIPL they suffer harm as a result of our operations, we maintain and publicize mechanisms in every country for addressing grievances. In addition, we have trained employees and contractors to handle and resolve grievances appropriately. We seek to apply the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in all our operations. A key element of the Guiding Principles is for companies to evaluate within their risk assessments the extent to Kosmos which the companys activities may pose risks to those around them. In the past, we have hired third party experts to conduct labor rights in Society risk assessments of our operations to better understand our risks during exploration, as well as risks that could arise with oil or gas discoveries. We believe adopting a proactive approach to human K osmos aims to be a trustedKOSMOS HAS A rights is good risk management partner, good corporateand the right thing to do. citizen, and catalystKosmos seeks to implement for positive change. WhileDEEP COMMITMENT the Voluntary Principles on governments have the principalSecurity and Human Rights in responsibility for ensuringTO RESPECTING our operations. Although port citizens benefit from oil and gasAND PROMOTING facilities are often secured by development, we recognize thatHUMAN RIGHTS. state security providers, we also Kosmos also has a role to play.use private security providers for We are more likely to have acertain of our office operations. sustainable business if we workWe have conducted security with a range of stakeholders,Upon establishing a country officeassessments and training sessions promote good governance, andto oversee our operations, wefor these private contractors maximize the opportunities wecomplete an assessment to identifythat incorporate the Voluntary create for those around us.social investment opportunitiesPrinciples as guidance. Our goal Prior to seismic operations orand potential partners from theis not only to prevent potential exploration drilling, we conductcommunity. Our approach tohuman rights abuses, but also to environmental and social impactsocial investment aims to alignencourage security providers to assessments to consult withcommunity, government, andserve as advocates for protecting potentially impacted communitiescompany priorities.and promoting human rights. We and create well-informed operatingKosmos has a deep commitment toare participating in the Voluntary plans. These assessments help usrespecting and promoting humanPrinciples process with the develop a baseline of socioeconomicrights. Our Human Rights Policy,Government of Ghana, which is conditions before activities begin,available on our website, ensuresthe first country in Africa to join understand and mitigate anythat our behavior toward employees,the Voluntary Principles Initiative. potential adverse impacts from thecontractors, and externalSince BP is the operator of the activities, and collect informationstakeholders is both responsibleGreater Tortue Ahmeyim gas that enables future operations toand respectful. We have conductedproject offshore Mauritania and benefit workers, communities, andhuman rights training sessionsSenegal, we are engaging with BP local businesses.for employees and incorporatedin implementation of the Voluntary Principles as the field is developed.human rights into our social impact 18'