Learn more about the Global Compact.
Equality Means Business
Galp has subscribed Women's Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business (WEP), a joint initiative of the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Development Fund for Women to promote gender equality.
As part of its commitment to promoting gender equality, Galp has publicly expressed its commitment to the implementation of the seven Women’s Emporwement Principals.
With this initiative, the United Nations intends that companies that subscribe to the principles establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality; treat women and men fairly at work; ensure the health, safety and well-being of all workers. Promoting education, training and professional development for women is among the principles of WEP. Business will also need to promote equality through a range of initiatives and to measure and disseminate progress indicators towards gender equality.
Equality Business Forum
Promoted by the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE), this initiative commits Galp into developing actions that promote gender equality.
We joined the Business Forum for Equality in 2014 with a view to developing the principles of equality and non-discrimination between men and women at work and in employment, as well as reconciling work, personal and family life.
We intend to achieve improvements in the scope of sustainable practices, organizational justice and the satisfaction of all our employees.
Click here to learn more about The Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE), and our Plan for Equality 2020.
Code of Conduct - Companies and HIV
In consolidating our commitment to social responsibility we underwrote, in 2012, the Code of Conduct – Companies and HIV.
We reinforce our commitment to the values of non-discrimination and equal rights of workers, regardless of their health condition.
This Code of Conduct, framed within the principles adopted by the UN and the International Labour Organization Code of Conduct, enshrines:
- The non-discrimination of people living with the infection with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus);
- The equal access to prevention and treatment of HIV;
- The dissemination among workers of information concerning the infection;
- The recognition that taking tests to detect the infection is an important public health measure, which cannot affect the employees’ admission or progress in their careers.
Zero Routine Flaring
In 2015, as an exploration and production operator, we joined the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative.
Our goal is to scale routine gas flaring to zero in new E&P projects. In 2015, we had the opportunity to strengthen this commitment by joining World Bank initiative as an E&P activity without routine flaring.
The goal is to reduce gas flaring (in normal operation), as it contributes to CO2 emissions and other pollutants. This objective extends until 2030 and the initiative relies on the cooperation of several institutions, governmental entities and companies within our sector.
See the official World Bank announcement.
We support the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) initiative - a platform that disseminates important environmental information for impact management and environmental protection.
This support reflects our commitment to meeting future energy needs whilst minimizing the carbon intensity of our activity and protecting the environment.
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. CDP is a platform that disseminates important environmental information for impact management and environmental protection. Environmental performance data, voluntarily provided by various public and private entities, is collected and processed by CDP for analysis on critical environmental risks, opportunities and impacts. The resulting information is used by investors, customers, and public decision-makers to make better decisions, manage risk, and capitalize on opportunities.
Galp remains amongst the global leaders in corporate sustainability according to CDP’s 2018 scoring which distinguished the Company for its water management actions and information provided on climate risks and low carbon opportunities.
The Company is one of 42 companies worldwide included on leadership rankings for taking action in both water security and climate change, being the only one within the Oil & Gas sector to achieve an A or A- score in both categories.
This achievement is the recognition of Galp’s commitment to continuously improve the performance of its operations through a more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, while ensuring the compliance with environmental, safety and corporate governance best practices.