Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948.
All people are created equal
At Devon, we are committed to the philosophy expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly 70 years ago. Our core values embrace social progress and economic growth, consistent with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.
We also are guided by the principles articulated in the Declaration of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, adopted 20 years ago by the International Labor Organization. These principles include prohibition on child labor, forced labor and discrimination in the workplace.
We participate in the lives of the communities where we live and operate, and we actively engage with our neighbors to understand the environmental and human impacts of our operations. When assessing and addressing these impacts, we consult with those who may be affected, including indigenous peoples, where possible and appropriate.