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 and development phases 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 study for the operation in São Tomé and Príncipe and Namibia.
Involving the communities in which we operate
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:
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: