Gran Tierra's approach to Corporate Social Responsibility has been developed and modified to reflect the CSR pillars set out in the Canadian Government's publication: "Doing Business the Canadian Way: A Strategy to Advance Corporate Social Responsibility in Canada’s Extractive Sector Abroad".
Gran Tierra's approach to CSR is reflected by the company's commitment to:
- Respect for Human Rights including compliance with the Voluntary Principles on Human Rights and Security.
- Transparency and honesty in our business, including compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
- Open and Frequent Communication and Consultation with Local Communities including a Community Grievance Program that reflects the criteria set out in IFC Social Performance Standards.
- Ensure all employment and procurement procedures are designed to maximize the opportunities for local and regional communities to capture the economic benefits associated with our activities.
- Respect the special rights and needs of indigenous peoples and communities potentially affected by Gran Tierra Operations.
Gran Tierra’s Flagship Environmental Initiative in Collaboration with Conservation International
Gran Tierra Energy in partnership with international conservation NGO, Conservation International is undertaking a significant environmental initiative in the Putumayo Region of Colombia.
Conservation International is a non-government organization, well known for implementing and managing nature conservation projects around the world.
On January 30, 2017 after several months of planning and discussion, Gran Tierra and Conservation International signed an agreement to launch NaturAmazonas, a five year reforestation and conservation program to be implemented by Conservation International in the Putumayo.
This initiative has been developed with the participation and support of the Colombia Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development as well as with the participation and support of Corpoamazonia.
It is our hope that the initiative will benefit not only the natural environment but also will bring economic and social development to the Putumayo region, in the Post Conflict era.
This initiative emphasizes Gran Tierra’s long term commitment to responsible resource development as well as our firm belief that our activities and presence should coincide with a healthy environment and prosperous communities.
For more information on NaturAmazonas we encourage you to visit the Conservation International site.