We aim to incorporate the indigenous scope in our procedures in order to have a true intercultural relationship with the original Amazon populations. To that end, we have taken the following actions:
2015 saw the end of the consultancy on community relationships with native communities, which allowed the preparation of a diagnosis of the expectations of the neighboring communities to our operations and the proposal of the renewed relationship mechanism called “Jinta Wakemun” (“The road we want”), which involves the collaborative definition of projects.
In order to foster a better relationship with the communities, especially taking into account the need to speak a language other than Spanish (Awajun or Wampis)we have two native professionals working with us:, Dr. Cesar Sara, supervisor of community relationships, and Mr. Pedro Kuji, relationship agent translator.
In order to make the populations of Sector II of the North Peruvian Pipeline visible, so they may, in the future, have access to different programs and projects of the State, we have supported the accreditation of 13 native communities of Sector II.
As part of our willingness to dialogue and work along with the communities neighboring the North Peruvian Pipeline, as well as our commitment to developing activities that preserve the environment and promote the progress of the Peruvian Amazon, we signed an agreement of inter-institutional cooperation with the Awajun and Wampis communities of Amazonas to jointly collaborate in favor of the native communities.
This agreement is a commitment on our part to train the population in environmental matters, protocols and monitoring environmental quality, to develop land clearing works on the right-of-way of the North Peruvian Pipeline (NPP), to promote the creation of safety brigades that oversee the integrity of the NPP, to develop direct and online workshops to strengthen capabilities in the Awajun y Wampis leaders and population, among other actions.
Collaborative social-environmental monitoring: carried out in a transparent manner, we promote the participation of the communities of the neighboring populations in our operations and projects in the monitoring of the environmental parameters of our activities. After training them in the main foundations and protocols of monitoring, they may testify that the activities are carried out with respect to the applicable environmental regulation.
In 2017, more than 150 environmental monitors from more than 100 locations in Lima, Loreto and Talara were trained.
Land-clearing and early warning system: consists of the ordering and participation of the local companies neighboring the North Peruvian pipeline (NPP) through the registry of suppliers that meet their labor and tax obligations and adopt workplace health and safety policies. We promote labor opportunities through the hiring of 100% local labor, which will be coordinated in community assemblies. This will guarantee total transparency and complete participation of the population through a rotational work system.
Every year we train the populations and neighboring communities to our operations (refineries, multi-pipe and North Peruvian Pipeline) about the risks they may face, as well as the response plan if these should materialize.
In 2017, 582 people living near our facilities received talks about the risks of ducts and refinery risks.