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Buying and hiring locally
We work to provide opportunities to the communities surrounding our operations by using local contractors and suppliers and by hiring local staff. We also provide training to help local people build their own capacity, resulting in better access to contracts and further employment.
The majority of the workforce at many of our operations are local
Our operations can provide employment and economic development for local communities.
We follow government regulations on local employment and aim to make most use of local people and local businesses.
We establish partnership with different regulatory bodies in order to maximise local employment.
For example, at a project in Iraq we have developed a Local Development Committee, which includes representatives from local communities, the Ministry of Oil and regional authorities.
The committee has helped to recruit more than 2,000 local workers.
To help local suppliers compete for contracts in our global tendering and contract management process we provide training to help them meet our standards.
We also support local communities in setting up businesses to sell us goods and services.
We have programmes to attract and train local staff in low and medium income countries where we operate.
Some are required by governments but most are voluntary.