The contributions we make support social needs in the countries where we operate. They also support our social license to operate and build on our reputation as a responsible operator.
Our social investments fall into two categories:
We invest in a broad range of projects, from substantial community development programmes in Mexico and Tunisia, to long-term partnerships with higher education institutes in the UK, UAE and elsewhere. In all cases, we target outcomes that are long-term and address the development priorities where we work. We also make a number of charitable donations and conduct initiatives that encourage our colleagues to get involved in the community.
In 2016, our spending on these social investments amounted to US$2.7 million.