Engagement with the community

Galp as an integrated energy operator, present in different geographies, takes on the challenge of being a key partner to the communities where it conducts business, with the purpose of promoting social and economic development of those regions, in line with strategy.

We also ensure that throughout the life cycle of our projects, the stakeholders' expectations, particularly of the community, are identified, analysed, estimated, evaluated and monitored in order to assess risks and opportunities (due diligence). Additionally, for each project or operation we have defined and implemented a grievance mechanism, appropriate to the stakeholders and to each project phase.

100% of the projects in production and development phases are subject to consultation with communities and other stakeholders.

See the NTR-008 Standard Summary related to Health, safety, social and environmental specific requirements in Projects.

A responsible operator

As an E&P operator, we go beyond the environmental, social and health impact assessment (ESHIA). Galp performed an assessment, in Namibia operations, in accordance with the Natural and Social Capital Protocol, not only identifying, but also quantifying the potential environmental and social risks identified in the ESHIA.

Additionally, in order to involve the communities in which we operate, we are in continuous contact with local communities, aiming to share our knowledge with entities, organizations and local communities.

View our community engagement initiatives in our environmental, social and health impact study for the operation in São Tomé and Príncipe.

Engaging with the communities where we operate

The Galp Foundation is a private non-profit Public Utility entity, with the objective of deepening and promoting the Group's intervention in areas such as Citizenship and Social Responsibility. 

We play an influential role in local sustainable development, promoting well-being through social projects, primarily promoting access to energy and education, reinforcing Galp's contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Galp has identified these causes considering three strategic areas, which resulted in community initiatives:

Consult our Galp Foundation Management Report and Accounts.

Our activity, aligned with Galp’s Community Investment Policy and Strategy, has been structured according to the main objective of maximizing the benefits generated in the surrounding communities. Likewise, community initiatives must take into account the following criteria:

The principles of our Community Investment Policy are also aligned with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).

Community investment policy principles Sustainable development goal
Energy SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Health and social well-being SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Education and training SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Environment and energy efficiency SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Social innovation SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive, sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation
SDG 10 - Reduce income inequlity within and among countries
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Engagement with stakeholders SDG 17 - Strenghten the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


See our Social Responsibility Policy and our Community Investment Policy.

Measurement and evaluation of projects impacts

Ensuring full transparency, Galp assesses the social impact of its projects, monitoring its returns in terms of benefits to the community, in relation to the defined social objectives and using the methodology of the Business for Social Impact (B4SI), previously known as the London Benchmarking Group.

Motivation 2017 (€) 2018 (€)  2019 (€) 2020 (€) 2021 (€)
Donations 2,182,060 94,435


2,307,864 757,470
Community Investment 2,978,444 18,074,430 20,770,561 15,651,744 22,886,316
Commercial Initiatives 266,408 801,357 1,668,871 1,378,134 1,197,414
Total 5,426,912 18,970,222 23,338,693 19,337,742 24,841,200


Focus/subject 2017 (€) 2018 (€) 2019 (€) 2020 (€) 2021 (€)
Education 957,695 16,572,965 19,715,190 15,398,329 21,187,537
Health 690,436 78,850 24,953 37,273 545,995
Economic development 1,600 1,602 138,007 506,636 135,593
Environment 772,678 926,527 448,806 288,325 548,020
Art and culture 215,460 415,756 1,710,816 982,793 425,453
Social well-being 1,931,617 946,845 1,075,466 254,396 503,362
Emergency relief 0 0 162,334 1,772,863 40,256
Other 857,425 27,677 63,120 97,128 1,454,983
Total 5,426,912 18,970,222 23,338,693 19,337,742 24,841,200
Cash contributions 4,334,481 18,538,663 23,123,529 18,349,622 24,723,748
Time (employee volunteering) 872,231 134,633 58,348 15,932 28,500
In-kind giving 220,200 296,926 156,815 972,188 88,953
Management costs 296,938 426,920 1,839,297 2,019,167 732,431
Total (with Management costs) 5,723,850 19,397,142 25,177,990 21,356,909 25,573,631

In addition, we evaluate our social projects using SROI methodology. This methodology is based on a cost-benefit analysis of the social value generated by the intervention of the organization. This enables projects to be evaluated and selected, in order to invest in those that present greater impact potential.