Fair culture is about understanding human involvement in relation to events and establishing a fair, transparent assessment of the behaviour.
We developed and implemented a Fair Culture policy in September 2014, implementing it first in Canada in 2014, and internationally in 2015. The current policy applies to all Vermilion staff and third parties performing work on our premises in Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany and the US. The policy for Central and Eastern Europe is being developed and implemented in 2016. We have had a Fair Culture Policy – referred to locally as the Culpability Procedure – in place in Australia since 2011. G4-56
We developed the policy because we believe that fair culture:
The purpose of our Fair Culture policy is to establish fair and consistent procedures by which all reported events or potential violations of company policies and guidelines or local laws are properly reviewed, documented and resolved. The policy creates transparency by outlining procedures for reporting and investigating events and complaints.
We believe this new policy creates a balanced approach to assessing organizational, leader and employee accountability as it relates to an event, helping to align Vermilion with industry best practices and positioning us as a leader in the Fair Culture approach.