Gulf is aware of the need to conserve natural resources
and maintain the quality of the natural environment for the current and future generations.
We work to ensure our environmental programs align with national and international efforts
to respond to major global concerns which have emerged over the past few decades, focusing
especially on the local environment in the areas where we operate. Our aim is not only to
minimize any negative environmental impacts that may result from our operations, but to also
positively contribute to the WORLD. We strive to achieve this through our Environmental and
Social Management System (ESMS) which covers the following:
Waste management GULF works to ensure that
our operations do not leave behind negative effects on the environment. This means
monitoring everything that comes out of our projects including municipal and operational
waste, air emissions, greenhouse gases, and discharged water.
Operational eco-efficiency As part of our
commitment to responsible production, GULF invests in state-of-the-art technology as
well as research and development to improve the efficiency and achieve strong
performance at its projects. These measures benefit shareholders and investors as well
as the environment.
Resource management We recognize that our
business would not be able to operate without natural resources. As such, we make it a
priority to ensure we are using these resources (such as land, water and natural gas) as
efficiently and sustainably as possible.
Local impact We understand that we share
natural resources with the whole world. More importantly, wherever we operate, we are
part of the local community. Therefore, it is important to us to create positive impacts
on the local ecosystem as that not only demonstrates our environmental responsibility
but also brings benefits to the local communities.
Development & conservation GULF’s
environmental efforts are not only focused on our own activities but are also directed
towards building a lasting positive impact for the world. For this reason, we are also
involved in a number of initiatives aimed at increasing awareness about environmental
issues and sparking positive change.
Gulf understands that sustainability refers to the company’s long-term success
which must be achieved through sound business practice, ethical competitiveness, social and environmental
responsibility, and creation of shared value for all our stakeholders. As such, we have adopted the United
Nations Sustainable Development Agenda as the foundation upon which our approach to sustainability has been
The United Nations Agenda is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and lays out 17
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were developed to further the successes of the Millennium
Development Goals introduced at the start of the millennium. At its heart, the Sustainable Development
Agenda aims to eradicate poverty, protect the environment, and create prosperous societies free from
inequality and discrimination. The SDGs thus cover issues pertaining to the economic, environmental and
social dimensions of sustainable development and encourage the fostering of peaceful societies and strong
Gulf endeavors to do our part in helping to achieve the SDGs by encouraging responsible business practices,
taking into account our social and environmental obligations to the local communities around our power
plants as well as the society at large. As risk is an inherent part of business, we have adopted a
precautionary approach in our decision-making in order to ensure that we minimize any negative impacts that
may occur to the society or environment as a result of our actions. More importantly, we have set out to
increase our positive impact on the country, supporting initiatives that we believe will create benefits in
all three aspects of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental.