Genel Energy is committed to conducting its operations in an ethical manner that embraces safety, responsible environmental management, and the development of positive and enduring relationships with the people and communities in the areas in which we operate.
Genel has over a decade-long track record of supporting the KRI, through both powering economic growth and working in partnership to identify and meet community needs.
Genel has carried out over 100 community investment projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with an emphasis on projects that make a long-term, sustainable difference, but it is the positive impact of our operations that has the potential to exert a greater influence. In order to ensure this beneficial contribution we have a strict focus on operating ethically, with zero tolerance for corruption, a commitment to hiring locally, and using local suppliers and companies where possible.
Nurturing positive relationships with communities around our sites drives both our growth and the development of our host countries. We are proud of the contribution our employees and contractors make within local communities, whether they are delivering aid directly to displaced people, providing civil engineering support to local authorities, managing our community projects or simply interacting positively with people in local areas while going about their day-to-day work.
In 2014 the rise of ISIS caused an influx of refugees into the KRI. We have been a leading supporter of the KRG’s Kurdistan Oil and Gas Humanitarian Initiative, providing emergency aid to thousands of vulnerable people displaced by conflict. We look forward to continuing to support the growth of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and growing our social projects in Africa, over the coming years.