Sustainability

Introduction

As an organisation, we see acting sustainably as a business imperative.

Indeed, we believe sustainable businesses are better businesses: they are built on efficiency rather than waste, fairness rather than short-term gain, and accountability for the actions they take.

Health, Safety and Environment

Safety at Trident Energy is non-negotiable. No commercial or practical consideration is ever allowed to override the well-being of employees, citizens or the environment.

We ensure that our people are fully trained for what they do, and are equipped with the right tools and protection to do it safely. However, we are never complacent and continuously review our operations and refresh our training and communications.

Similarly, we are rigorous about our procedures to protect the environment. Naturally we comply with all local legislation, and indeed exceed it.

Team integration
We are one team working hand in hand and rich of its diversity.

A trusted local partner

At Trident, we believe in partnerships: with our host governments, with the people and suppliers we employ, and with local communities.

This begins by being on the ground. Trident’s project teams, together with their families, relocate in-country and become part of the local community.

Our operations provide high-quality employment for local people, and we invest in them with training to develop their skills. Where possible, we try to buy goods and services locally and deliver further benefits to the local economy.

Teacher training
Our community initiatives include a $7m per year investment in a vital programme to train teachers in Equatorial Guinea.

Community programmes

Community programmes are fundamental to our operations, and in Equatorial Guinea we will invest in the region of $7.6m a year supporting local projects.

We favour a tripartite approach, with the company, the state authorities and the local people all pooling effort, time, skills and investment to create vibrant programmes that benefit us all.

These include
  • A $7m a year investment in a vital project to train teachers
  • A $600,000 a year community involvement programme supporting schools, healthcare and skills development
  • A national institute for technology, in partnership with other energy companies, to train young people over a seven-year programme in the skills needed to work in the energy industry.
The Prodege programme: teaching the teachers
This 10-year programme represents a $100m joint agreement with the Government of Equatorial Guinea.
Social and environmental programmes
In addition to the Prodege project, we are proud to support a variety of social programmes.
Skilling for the future
With the oil industry thriving and expanding in EG, the sector needs a pool of local talent to nurture and draw on for the future.
We are part of our host communities, both physically – our teams and their families live there – and financially. In Equatorial Guinea we are significant and constant investors in sustainable education, healthcare, skills and the protection of the environment.
François Raux

Chief Operating Officer