At Salamander we aim to be a world class oil and gas business, and we recognise that our approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) is an important aspect of this overall goal. Our main areas of CR impact and opportunity comprise environmental matters, health and safety issues, our employees, our local communities and our approach to business conduct. The achievement of our overall business aim is clearly linked to our ability to manage all of these areas effectively.
We appreciate, and take seriously, our responsibilities to conduct our operations safely and in full co-operation with the communities in which we operate.
We ensure that the health and safety of our employees is protected; that our impact on the environment is minimised; and that we can be sensitive to the needs of, and provide long-term sustainable benefits for, the communities in which we operate. We conduct all of our business in a fair manner and comply fully with the relevant legal, regulatory and international accord requirements which apply to our businesses. These include the UK Bribery Act, the International Labour Organisation Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the International Finance Corporation Environmental and Social Performance Standards and the Equator Principles. The Group benchmarks its HSE performance against the Oil and Gas Producers (“OGP”) average.
The Group CR Steering Committee continually reviews its approach to this important area and seeks to enhance our procedures accordingly.