MJCRA and TotalEnergies Sign Agreement for Human Rights Intervention in Palma

The Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs (MJCRA) and TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, as the operator of the Mozambique LNG project, signed today, in Maputo, a memorandum of understanding which aims to establish the implementation of a Human Rights Intervention Plan for the Afungi region, in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

The Human Rights Intervention Plan will be developed by MJCRA, with logistic support from TotalEnergies to assist the populations of Palma district in Cabo Delgado Province, who were particularly affected by the armed conflict in that region of the country to prevent and retrieve the effects of human rights violations.

The above-mentioned plan will have as main objectives to ensure that there is a popular awareness of human rights norms in the Afungi peninsula and to guarantee that citizens, and the most vulnerable people, can receive legal assistance in cases of human rights violations related to the armed conflict.

To ensure the implementation of the Human Rights Intervention’s Plan, TotalEnergies will support the costs of acquiring the necessary equipment and materials, as well as provide logistical support for the teams dedicated to the execution of the plan.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs, Manuel Didier Malunga, said that the signing of the Memorandum represents a demonstration of the MJCR’s institutional commitment to establish a cooperation mechanism with TotalEnergies Mozambique to develop actions to prevent and retrieve the violation of Human Rights in the Afungi Region, where TotalEnergies is located in the Hydrocarbon Exploration area under concession.

For Laila Chilemba, Vice President for Socio-Economic Development of TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, “respect for human rights is a strong commitment of TotalEnergies to contribute to the well-being of people and to the development of sustainable business wherever the company operates. We operate in the light of the laws of the countries where we work and several international principles that include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the principles set out in the fundamental conventions of the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. In this context, we believe that the signing of this memorandum represents a step of paramount importance for the communities of Palma and for the sustainable development of our business.”

About TotalEnergies in Mozambique

In Mozambique since 1991, the Company operates in two segments: Marketing & Services and Exploration & Production.

TotalEnergies Marketing Moҫambique S.A. is a major player in the downstream petroleum products market with a nationwide gas stations network, industrial and exploration customers, and activities in lubricants and logistics areas.

TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, a wholly owned subsidiary of TotalEnergies, operates the Mozambique LNG project with a 26.5% stake, together with ENH Rovuma Área 1, SA (15%), Mitsui E&P Mozambique Area1 Limited (20%), ONGC Videsh Rovuma Limited (10%), Beas Rovuma Energy Mozambique Limited (10%), BPRL Ventures Mozambique BV (10%), and PTTEP Mozambique Area 1 Limited (8.5%).

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable, and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.


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