At the start of new projects, we assess what the short and long-term impacts of our activities might be. Projects that are subject to our environmental and social practices are required to carry out an early screening to evaluate the potential environmental and socio-economic sensitivities in the area, and how our activities might affect them.
Screenings assess a number of factors including the needs of indigenous people, human rights implications, security, community needs, workforce welfare and local employment, the cultural heritage of the area, and the physical and economic aspects of involuntary resettlement.
Environmental and social aspects of the Tangguh LNG plant was evaluated against this, as well as Indonesia's Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (AMDAL) regulation and international standards. Official approval of the existing Tangguh operations was received in 2002.
A new AMDAL is currently in the works for the development of the Tangguh Expansion Project.