Com­mu­nity spirit

How Oil Search is en­gag­ing with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties

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Q: What is the pur­pose of a modern CSR pro­gram?

A: Lead­ing com­pa­nies are po­si­tion­ing

CSR as a key fac­tor in de­ter­min­ing strat­egy and eval­u­at­ing risk, and en­sur­ing that re­spon­si­ble busi­ness prac­tices are at the core of or­gan­i­sa­tional cul­ture. For Oil Search, this means work­ing in part­ner­ship with and along­side com­mu­ni­ties, gov­ern­ments and other stake­hold­ers to con­trib­ute to so­cioe­co­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Q: How does Oil Search make sure CSR is part of its cul­ture?

A: Our So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Strat­egy is our roadmap for strate­gi­cally aligned ac­tion. It is a frame­work and com­mit­ment to open and trans­par­ent en­gage­ment around how we an­tic­i­pate and re­spond to so­ci­etal ex­pec­ta­tions and en­sure align­ment and de­liv­ery against our cor­po­rate strat­egy and as­pi­ra­tions. We have three goals: to make lives bet­ter, to be proud of what we do and how we do it, and to en­gage and em­power our em­ploy­ees.

Q: What are some of your CSR pri­or­i­ties? A: We are work­ing to­wards a Pa­pua New Guinea where gen­der equal­ity is re­alised and women are em­pow­ered to live free of vi­o­lence. PNG ex­pe­ri­ences high lev­els of gen­der-based vi­o­lence. Sur­vivors of­ten need med­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal care, emer­gency shel­ter, po­lice pro­tec­tion, le­gal as­sis­tance and vo­ca­tional train­ing ser­vices. Oil Search also sup­ports global ef­forts to move to­wards im­ple­ment­ing an ef­fec­tive global cli­mate agree­ment. Con­sid­er­a­tion of cli­mate change im­pacts is be­ing in­cor­po­rated into com­pany plan­ning.

For the peo­ple ... com­pa­nies such as Oil Search are work­ing in part­ner­ship with com­mu­ni­ties.

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