Generating shared value with our local communities through job creation and skills enhancement has been our intent since inception, and as such, the number of employees recruited from our local communities has grown year-on-year and remains a key KPI to measure Company performance annually.
Local content obligations were introduced by the Nigerian government to guarantee a minimum of 98% employment domestically. As an indigenous Nigerian operator, we are committed to surpassing legislative requirements and are delighted to announce that at the end of 2015, over 98% of our employees were Nigerian.
Our social investment programmes aim to target immediate impact projects at the community level, identified following the completion of all Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (‘ESIA’) studies. These include healthcare, education, economic empowerment/capacity building, infrastructure development and environmental stewardship initiatives as shown below.