Being committed to sustainable development is an important part of Oil Search’s social licence. We set ourselves apart from peers by our sustainable development approach and ability to contribute positively and creatively to the growth and development of host communities. By playing a vital role in the economic and social development of the countries in which we operate, our sustainable development programmes help to maintain a stable operating environment, whilst improving development outcomes for the people of PNG.

Oil Search’s approach to sustainable development is collaborative, relying on the formation of close relationships with key stakeholders such as host communities, governments and our development partners. Built on mutual trust, these relationships help to ensure the Company’s development programmes are effectively targeted, efficiently managed and continuously improved. They also play an important role in our risk management strategy.

To maximise the benefits for host communities and for Oil Search, our sustainable development investment focuses on programmes that support and supplement government activities in key areas of social importance such as public health, access to power and education, and contribute to the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Oil Search supports and helps to develop local businesses in order to boost the economy and facilitate skills transfer.

PNG Community Development Snapshot 2003 - 2015

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