Social responsability

Galp’s main objective is to create shared value, and, therefore our community involvement and development strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), allowing us to address social needs.

We consider that the involvement and development of communities is a fundamental issue, not only in the way we manage the impacts of our activity, but also in the way we act in promoting the economic and social progress of the places where we are present.

Community investment policy and strategy

Our activity has been structured according to the main objective of maximising the benefits generated in the surrounding communities. The following lines of action are set out in our Community Investment Policy:

  • Aligning our activity with the reality of the communities where we operate;
  • Placing energy as the main pillar of our activity;
  • Acting in the areas of health and social well-being, education and training, environment and energy efficiency;
  • Promoting the involvement of the stakeholders of each community;
  • Creating conditions for social innovation and the promotion of social and inclusive businesses;
  • Monitoring and optimising the results generated by each contribution.

The principles of our Community Investment Policy are 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

Community investment programme

We have developed a specific community investment programme for each region where we operate.

The strategy we defined to ensure the integration of the Community Investment Policy principles takes into account the different economic, social and cultural contexts and realities of the regions where we are present and the diversity of operation typologies we have developed.

These programmes are defined based on:

  • The economic, social, cultural and environmental characterisation of the region in question, namely:
    • gross domestic product;
    • human development index; demography;
    • illiteracy rate;
    • education and health infrastructure distribution;
  • The characterisation of Galp’s operations – operations typology vs. impacts generated;
  • The typology of the projects in terms of their potential for impact, transformation and community involvement;
  • The characterisation of the degree of risk, the sustainability level of the project and the potential to generate social and inclusive businesses.