Our investment in community organisations aims to build their capacity and effectiveness. It also allows us to extend our reach through partnerships and to leverage our partners’ local expertise and knowledge so we can make greater progress towards shared development outcomes. In addition, championing causes that are meaningful to employees and the people of PNG improves their engagement with us.
The Sponsorship and Donations Committee in Port Moresby oversees our corporate donations programme. Our field operations teams distribute items such as wheelbarrows, generators, milling machines and sewing machines, clothing and books. These are donated directly to local cooperatives and institutions, many of which are run by women, to help these grass-roots organisations have a direct and meaningful impact.
When choosing charities and initiatives, we consider their alignment with our sustainable development priorities as well as employee requests and feedback. We direct most of our support for community organisations towards those focused on community health and women’s protection and empowerment.
We also contribute to and support the work of community organisations as the founder and principal donor to the Oil Search Foundation. To find out more about the work of the Foundation, see Oil Search Foundation.
Outside the Oil Search Foundation, the Company regularly contributes to a number of community organisations. We also support staff participation in several charity events in Port Moresby. Please see the employee engagement section of our 2017 Social Responsibility Report for more information.
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