We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all who work with us and to protect the environment in which we work. We are committed to achieving excellent health and safety standards, to reduce accidents and ill health within the workplace and to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment. We insist that all contractors maintain the same high standards.
We work to the highest ethical standards and aim to be transparent in our dealings with national, regional and local authorities, with our partners and in our dealings with suppliers and contractors who work with us. All business transactions are conducted openly and appropriate records maintained to demonstrate this. We aim to show fairness in our treatment of all organisations who supply us with goods or services and encourage fair and open competition while seeking value for money. The acceptance of bribes in any form is totally unacceptable. We will also avoid situations where private interests conflict with our business and objectives.
We show respect for people including our own staff, our neighbours, our partners and suppliers and contractors and will not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or gender. We are an equal rights employer and are committed to providing a working environment where all people have equal opportunities for employment and advancement based on their ability, professional qualifications and experience. To this end, we give full consideration to applications for employment from people regardless of age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We have respect for human dignity and the rights of the individual. We support the principles of, and promote respect for, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We seek to continuously improve the ways in which we contribute directly or indirectly to the economy and well being of the communities where we work. Understanding and respecting local communities are essential to ensuring the Company’s continued presence in the locations where we operate. We aim to minimise the impact we have on those communities whilst seeking ways to enhance them through employment, access to local natural resources and through local support initiatives. We maintain a continual dialogue with local communities and authorities through our in country staff and our senior management when visiting our operational locations. Given the international nature of our business, we aim to recruit, train and promote from within the country of operation wherever or whenever possible.
Along with the operators of our Concessions in Tanzania and Mozambique, we work to understand and manage the sensitivities of the environments in which we conduct oil and gas explorations and development activities, and our responsibilities to them, from beginning to end of our operations.
Our operating management system lays out the steps and safeguards we believe are necessary to maintain responsible operations, helping our businesses around the world to understand and minimize their impact, whether to land, air, water, flora or wildlife.
In close coordination with the operators of our Concessions, we have taken extensive measures to ensure we have minimal environmental impact in the areas in which we operate.