Sustainability Reporting Workshop in Kenya

Prizma was recently engaged to facilitate a workshop on sustainability reporting for an independent oil exploration and development company with assets in the East African rift basin system. The tailored workshop was attended by champions representing a variety of disciplines, regions and stakeholders. It also provided an opportunity to take some time off and visit the Nairobi National Park and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rears orphaned elephants and rhinos.

The objective of the workshop was to review the main sustainability reporting frameworks relevant to the oil and gas sector, and consider their application in the context of the company’s needs, and those of its key stakeholders.

We explored reporting frameworks generated by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an independent organization that helps businesses, governments and others understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues.

IPIECA and GRI G4 Oil and Gas

Following the completion of the workshop, I also took some time off to visit the Nairobi National Park, which is located at the outskirts of Kenya's capital, and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Memorable experiences from that day include seeing several piles of elephant tusks erected in preparation of Kenya’s next tusk burning ceremony (I was asked not to take any pictures, but you can see impressive images here).

Needless to say that I much preferred seeing wildlife roaming around the park and efforts aimed at saving orphaned elephants at the Sheldrick Trust for subsequent release back into the wild (see short clip I took below).

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