PTTEP conducts its business as a responsible corporate member of the society to observe the laws of Thailand and the countries where we operate. We strongly support the fundamental human rights in line with the legitimate role of business and give proper regard to health, safety, security and environment consistent with commitment to contribute to sustainable development. Our sustainable social development strategy focuses on engaging with and creating value for stakeholders. In 2017, PTTEP commences to strategically implement the social development project into 3 categories as follows:
Our social development projects and philanthropic activities are managed under the existing group-wide Policies, Guideline and Standards. PTTEP strategy is to focus on community investment rather than charitable donation and commercial initiative. In 2017 more than 80% of total cash contribution at USD 11.59 Million is spent in community investment whereas the cost of In-kind giving is at USD 0.99 Million. Our management and staffs spent 18,807 volunteering hours on community program during working hours which is equivalent to USD 0.32 Million. The associated cost of our external relations function is at USD 3.40 Million.
Improving the quality of life of people is another mission that PTTEP has undertaken to deliver long term sustainable growth and benefits for the communities and the host countries where we operate.
Indonesia is one of the countries in which PTTEP has petroleum exploration and production activities. Around half of the population in Indonesia has an average monthly income of 28 US dollars or 900 Thai baht, which can lead to various health problems and illnesses due to poor diets.
In 2014 we started a Free Health Care Service project. A “Free Clinic” for underprivileged local residents to help those without access to public healthcare. The project is run in cooperation with Dompet Dhuafa (DD), a non-profit foundation working on basic public healthcare. The Free Clinic has been set up in Rorotan Village in the North of the city, a slum area. It is a densely populated area, but has the fewest healthcare facilities when compared to other districts in the city.
PTTEP set a five-year target between 2014-2018 to treat a total of 100,000 patients per year. The mission of the Free Clinic is to offer basic examinations and to promote knowledge of healthy living and illness prevention. With its aim to encourage people to take care of their own health, the project trains volunteers to share healthcare knowledge among locals. Moreover, PTTEP staff also serve as healthcare volunteers who go out and visit remote communities. Even though the clinic has a permanent building, the team still dispatches mobile clinics to serve people in other remote areas.
The PTTEP Teenergy project, was initiated in 2014, as a nature conservation camp which is focused on instilling confidence in teenagers, to dare to think, to act and to shape their worlds and their future through engaging in projects for the conservation of natural resources and the environment and become young conservationists. The project is implemented under the 3C strategy (Cultivate – Create – Change) which is aimed to cultivate awareness of natural resources and the environment among the young by providing the opportunity for out-of-classroom learning. It will give them first-hand experience to create informed and conservation-minded youth and encourage them to find their own youth networks to contribute to society. Also, it will be a starting point for young people to help change the community and society for the better.