HSE Management System
Our HSE Management System is used to guide all our activities and will not be compromised by other business priorities. Application of the HSE Management System will include preparation of detailed Environmental Impact Statements (“EISs”) for all of the Group’s activities. The preparation of the EIS includes consultation with interested parties and the local Government as well as public meetings to present findings and obtain feedback from the local community. For our non operated ventures one of our key roles is to seek to ensure (wherever possible) that the operator maintains high standards of HSE protection in line with our management systems.
Where we have operating responsibility all contractors are selected taking into account their skills, experience and HSE performance. There is a contractor selection and management section in the HSE management system and we are closely involved in day-to-day operations and closely monitor contractor performance.
Local community stakeholders
The Falkland Islands has a population of approximately 3,000 people and each member is considered a stakeholder in the Group’s strategy. We recognise that a key element in maintaining stakeholder support is regular communication at all levels. Our primary point of contact is the Falkland Islands Government Department for Mineral Resources and since inception we have had good communication with all of the team there. Since the start of operations, we have increasingly liaised with other government departments, such as the Secretariat and the Tax Office as well as the Governor.
In the Greater Mediterranean region we maintain regular dialogue with various operators, regulators, local communities and other stakeholders to build constructive relationships and support.