The way we define our success at PetroAlliance is not only in how we treat our clients, but everyone else too, demonstrated through our commitment to corporate social responsibility. Below are examples of how we display our appreciation to the many people and communities who have been such an important part of our story.
Throughout 2014, PA successfully trained over 30 local staff from villages surrounding our various operations, educating them on corporate culture HSE, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and PA’s standard operating procedure. We view training as a valuable contribution to the community.
We place a lot of emphasis on promoting local content within the different levels of PA’s corporate structure. In 2014, we had a local electrician become a lead maintenance technician on one of our sites, replacing an Indian national. We also had a local trainee on our training programme become a full-fledged general maintenance technician at our main camp on the Barda Rash concession.
During the summer of 2014, following the attack by ISIS on the Kurdistan Region and other parts of Northern Iraq, PA provided humanitarian aid in the form of life support buckets (blanket, mattress, toothpaste, shampoo, soap), food, beverages and clothing to some of the Internally Displaced People in Dohuk and Erbil.
Working in partnership with local charity organization, HOBY Group Iraq, PetroAlliance continued its efforts to implement successful Corporate Social Responsibility programs by donating $6,000.00 to build a mini-library at the Baharka Refugee Camp in the Kurdistan Region – Iraq.
Furthermore, in May 2017, PetroAlliance was one of the main sponsors in The Fig Club’s production of Disney’s ‘Aladdin’. The Fig Club had 950 people in the audience and the show had 150 children on stage. As a sponsor, we are proud to have supported the Seed Foundation and 200 children in need that came to see that show that night, 20 of whom had the opportunity to dance in the show.
PA is committed to the local communities where it operates. As per our Local Development Policy, we hire, train, and invest in the local communities ensuring the flow of money ends in the surrounding areas of the Oil Block and in the hands of the local community when possible.
More Importantly, PA invests in development projects in the local community whether it is by supporting our clients CSR, infrastructure and environmental projects; or by directly investing such as the “Renovation of the Mandawa Village School”, a contribution that we are very proud of.