Supporting and sustaining the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our ongoing success and our commitment to being a sustainable business.

We partner with and invest in communities close to our operations to achieve mutual long-term benefits, with a focus on four key areas:

  • Sustainable economic development
    Our infrastructure development, capacity building payments and employee and contractor wages have a direct and material positive impact on development in the countries where we operate. Our most significant contribution to economic growth so far has undoubtedly been in the KRI, where we continue to play a key part in the development of the oil and gas sector and remain the biggest oil producer and largest holder of reserves and resources.
  • Meaningful community relations
    Strong community relations provide the social licence for us to continue and expand our operations on a local, regional and global level. We maintain proactive and constructive engagement with people living and working near our operations and work with them in order to develop understanding and engender a spirit of collaboration with our work and the way it is developing their area and region.
  • Local and regional capacity building
    We are helping to unlock the potential of our host countries’ natural resources, developing infrastructure and supporting economic growth. We also have a responsibility to help the people who live near our sites develop the skills to thrive and play a central part in this exciting process.
  • Improved community health
    We support local health services and contribute to emergency refugee aid projects to help both local and regional communities.

Read more about our community development activities.