Electricity is fundamental to human existence and economic development. Our most significant contribution to local value creation is through increasing access to clean energy.
We often operate in countries where legal frameworks and governing structures do not necessarily protect the communities we may impact, and community engagement is then central to our way of doing business. We employ international norms for stakeholder engagement, such as the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards, and our own experiences to ensure that we have a constructive dialogue with the local communities. We also make significant financial contributions to socio-economic development (SED) programmes directly to the local communities were we operate.
We are strongly committed to contributing to job creation including the use of local labour and suppliers. We strive to employ local labour as far as possible, regardless of whether this is a regulatory or contractual requirement.