Successful exploration and production can bring substantial benefits to communities. We expect that 4,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created through our operation of the Cygnus project alone. We try to ensure that our presence improves the wellbeing of those around us – and we support several community and sponsorship schemes to that end.
Active in communities
We want to be responsible members of the communities that our operations are part of, and we focus our work on a number of areas:
- Alleviating poverty (especially among children)
- Improving the environment
- Working with children and young people, with an emphasis on education
Sponsorship is an important part of our work with communities, and individual employees are encouraged to nominate schools, sports teams, and other projects for sponsorship. We follow the ENGIE Group sponsorship guidelines.
As part of our commitment to support children and young people, we support schools such as Harlaw Academy and St Peter's Primary School that are at the heart of the communities in which we work.
Harlaw Academy, Aberdeen
Our partnership with Harlaw Academy, a secondary school close to our offices in Aberdeen, has included support for renovation works, sponsorship of pupils’ artwork, and a donation of IT equipment. The pupils even created an amazing piece of artwork for our new Aberdeen office.
When we launched our flagship office in Aberdeen in October 2014, we wanted to be fully involved in the local community. Pupils from both Harlaw Academy, and St Peter’s Primary School created artwork displayed in our new office. In addition ENGIE E&P in the UK created a sponsorship for an undergraduate at the local Gray’s School of Art and funding for graduates-in-residence, to help support the retention of talent in the city. Find out more about our significant investment in local art projects.