Santos GLNG has won a national award that recognises the company’s efforts in measuring and managing the impacts of its operations in Queensland.
The judges at Social Impact Measurement Australia announced Santos GLNG as the winner of the Impact Measurement Achievement Award in the Government, Corporate or Philanthropic organisation category, at a recent ceremony in Sydney.
Santos GLNG Social Performance Manager John Phalen said the award recognised the company’s track record of measuring the impacts of its operations and managing them effectively.
Phalen commented: “We have a proven ability to operate responsibly, safely and respectfully across multiple Queensland communities to earn the trust of the people our business touches.
“As a proud Australian-owned and operated company that has been operating in Queensland for decades, we want to remain a valued member of the community as we build a world-class gas project that will deliver benefits to Queensland for many years to come.
Social Impact Management Plan
“This is why we developed Santos GLNG’s Social Impact Management Plan (SIMP), which outlines how we maximise the benefits and mitigate the impacts of our activity across the Maranoa, Banana Shire, Central Highlands and Gladstone regions.
“Our SIMP was introduced in 2012 after more than 2000 discussions held over three years with community members, and focuses on six key areas: water and the environment, community safety, social infrastructure, local business and skills development, Aboriginal engagement and community wellbeing and liveability.
“We have invested more than AU$ 50 million into regional Queensland communities where we operate and we continue to proactively engage with communities on social impacts and mitigation strategies through a range of forums and channels.”
Santos GLNG is a joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total and Kogas to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to global markets.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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