OUR COMMUNITIES

We want to be the preferred neighbor and partner by creating a mutually beneficial exchange with the local communities where we work.


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS 2019

376
participation meetings with neighbors in our operating areas
6,277
neighbors in our operating areas participated in meetings
$3.9
MM invested in sustainable development
92%
effectiveness in addressing and resolving complaints presented by our stakeholders in the “Cuéntame” program, Colombia
32,984
beneficiaries of GeoPark-supported social programs
$56,748
invested in the University Scholarship Program
2,700
Employment opportunities created in the value chain in Colombia

STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE AND CONSULTATION

We promote spaces for dialogue with our communities, authorities and other stakeholders, giving them precise and timely information about our activities and the characteristics of our projects.


SOCIAL LICENSE AND DUE DILIGENCE

Our commitment to Good Neighborliness starts with the identification and early analysis of the different social environment risks and their qualitative and quantitative evaluation. We define early social environment management plans and perform due diligence, allowing us to mitigate the impacts on nature and communities, and to ensure the successful and responsible development of our operations.


THE “CUÉNTAME” PROGRAM: OUR BEST WAY OF GETTING CLOSE TO OUR NEIGHBORS
Logo Cuentame

GeoPark uses the Cuéntame program to listen to our neighbors and create a structure to give timely and effective attention to the worries, concerns and requests they may have, resolving and managing issues to ensure direct and permanent relationships with our social environment.


REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

We believe that oil projects can coexist with the vision of socially and environmentally sustainable regional development. This vision is seen in the projects that we carry out with organizations such as Colombian regional development bank Findeter, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, the Minuto de Dios Corporation and the Batuta Foundation, among others. See more here


AWARDS

Best social practices in the energy industry

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For two consecutive years GeoPark has won awards from the Government of Colombia within the ‘Significant experiences in the implementation of good environmental and social practices in the mining and energy sector’ scheme.

In 2018, the GeoPark social relations model was chosen as the best of 107 social practices projects for conflict prevention in the industry. In 2019, the GeoPark social relations model was acknowledged again, winning first prize in the ‘Management of Social Conflict’ and ‘Labor Management’ categories, showing the Company’s commitment to its neighboring communities and contractors.