We aspire to be trusted stakeholder who understands and supports the aspirations of our host communities. This starts with engagement and carefully considering the impact we have, and the shared social value we can co-create in the community, in partnership with our clients. Our strong social performance focuses on proactive, genuine and positive stakeholder engagement that:
- Fosters open, transparent, two-way dialogue with community stakeholders
- Builds capacity and improves opportunities for sustainable development
- Creates full, fair and reasonable opportunities for partnership and participation.
Our approach is underpinned by Thiess’ Social Performance Framework which enables our teams to work with our clients and local communities to build a shared understanding of local needs, customs and project requirements. Early engagement and inclusive practices help establish trusted relationships and support successful project outcomes.
The development of tailored Local Participation and Engagement Plans enables us to work with the community and consider operational impacts and opportunities for engagement activities, local procurement and employment and training to generate local benefit.