Repsol undertakes transparent and proactive engagement with Aboriginal communities in a timely, honest and culturally appropriate manner throughout the lifecycle of our activities. Our goal is to establish enduring relationships with communities based on principles of respect, integrity, responsibility, transparency, good faith and trust. Listening to and learning from communities in the area of influence of our projects helps us form strong relationships and identify potential impacts and concerns, and supports shared decision making.
Repsol follows the principles of free, prior and informed consultation, which means working with Aboriginal communities at the earliest stages of development towards obtaining and maintaining broad-based support for our projects.
We value cross-cultural awareness. We respect the importance of traditional ties to the land that hold spiritual or cultural significance for Aboriginal communities. In our consultations with Aboriginal communities, we value Aboriginal culture, history, community interests, customs, languages and cultural communication styles, and build these learnings into our community engagement activities.