How Oil Search is engaging with local communities
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.