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, analyzed, 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 under the production (1 asset) and development phases (3 assets) are consulted by the community 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 studies for the operation in São Tomé and Príncipe and Namibia.

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 by taking into account three strategic areas, which resulted in community initiatives, such as:

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

We are members of the London Benchmarking Group (LBG), since 2012, and we report our contributions according to the defined criteria.

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.

Motivation 2014 (€) 2015 (€) 2016 (€) 2017 (€) 2018 (€)  2019 (€)
Donations 374,086 1,141,148 2,412,806 2,182,060 94,435

899,260

Community Investment 3,477,084 2,225,731 3,335,208 2,978,444 18,074,430 20,770,561
Commercial Initiatives 222,117 261,202 335,028 266,408 801,357 1,668,871
Total 4,073,288 3,628,082 6,083,042 5,426,912 18,970,222 23,338,693

 

Focus/subject 2014 (€) 2015 (€) 2016 (€) 2017 (€) 2018 (€)  2019 (€)
Education 1,081,122 864,415 996,764 957,695 16,572,965 19,715,190
Health 298,748 347,074 817,511 690,436 78,850 24,953
Economic development 30,530 51,481 0 1,600 1,602 138,007
Environment 192,292 14,485 938,205 772,678 926,527 448,806
Art and culture 878,721 308,500 528,302 215,460 415,756 1,710,816
Social well-being 1,480,894 2,031,806 2,139,817 1,931,617 946,845 1,075,466
Emergency relief 10.000 10.320 0 0 0 162,334
Other 10,980 0 662,444 857,425 27,677 63,120
Total 4,073,288 3,628,082 6,083,042 5,426,912 18,970,222 23,338,693
Management costs 221,412 319,898 291,433 296,938 426,920 1,839,297
Total (with Management costs) 4,294,700 3,947,980 6,374,476 5,723,850

19,397,142

25,177,990

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.