Social > Community development

OUR
COMMITMENT
TO
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:

GeoPark is committed to being the preferred neighbor and partner by creating a mutually beneficial exchange with the local communities where we work. Unlocking local knowledge creates and supports long-term sustainable value in our projects. If our efforts enhance local goals and customs, we will be invited to do more.

PERFORMANCE 2019

ZERO3766,277
Interruptions to operations of business units because of social incidentsParticipation meetings with neighbors in our operating areasNeighbors in our operating areas participated in meetings
$ 3.9 MM92 %32,984
invested in sustainable developmentEffectiveness in addressing and resolving complaints presented by our stakeholders in the Cuéntame program, ColombiaBeneficiaries of GeoPark-supported social programs
$ 56,7842,700
Invested in the Timothy O’Shaughnessy University Scholarship Program for Women in Science and EngineeringEmployment opportunities created in the value chain in Colombia, 92% covered by local and regional workers

2020 Targets

  • Continue with the strengthening and implementation of the Environment Management Model at corporate level.
  • Guarantee that on our entry into new countries and regions an early management process is carried out in accordance with our principles and our Being a Good Neighbor value promise.
  • Guarantee due diligence processes in human rights, whose purpose is to ensure socio-environmental management.
  • Strengthen and maintain our social license with a differential approach that favors cultural diversity, inclusion and equity, and respectfully integrates indigenous peoples’ knowledge, expectations and wisdom.
  • Establish the Management and Contribution Plan for Closing Gaps for sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs).
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STRATEGY