Energy for the World. Opportunity for Papua New Guinea.
/Environmental and Social Management Plans
/Resettlement Action Plans
In these circumstances our goal was to conduct appropriate consultation processes that achieve the free, prior and informed participation of affected people and communities in decision-making related to resettlement and to design and implement resettlement in a manner that gives physically and economically displaced persons the opportunity to at least restore their livelihoods and standards of living.
The Resettlement Policy Framework outlines the company’s commitment to and steps that will be taken to ensure compliance with Papua New Guinea law, ExxonMobil’s company policies and international best practices, such as the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability and the Equator Principles. Resettlement Action Plans were prepared for areas where physical and economic displacement occurred. The plans were geographically specific and ensured the elements of the Resettlement Policy Framework were implemented.
In May 2015, an independent third party audit was conducted to assess implementation of the PNG LNG Resettlement Framework. The audit concluded that we had substantially and materially complied with relevant International Finance Corporation Performance Standards. The auditor confirmed that, providing remaining corrective actions were completed and verified by the Lender Group’s Independent Environmental and Social Consultant at their next site visit in October 2015, the land acquisition, resettlement and livelihood.
Where new work activities require resettlement, new Resettlement Plans are development and implemented in accordance with the Resettlement Policy Framework.