We recognise that, in most countries where we have business activities, our projects often have lifecycles that last a generation. To ensure that we are well received around the world, we aim to make sustainable investments that benefit both our shareholders and our hosts.

We contribute locally through the contributions that we make to governments, the staff that we hire and develop, the services and goods that we buy from local firms, and the social investments made directly in our host societies and communities. 

In this section, you can read more about our local development activities and impacts in 2009.