Social responsibility for GULF means working to elevate
the quality of life for everyone we come into contact with. We strive to make a positive
impact on people both within and outside the organization and are committed to developing
and protecting the well-being of all our people – our GULF Family, GULF Community, and GULF
Society. Under our Sustainability Framework, we use the acronym HELPS to represent the
special emphasis we place on the following areas:
Human rights We believe that human rights
are a fundamental part of society and works to ensure our activities and operations
promote such rights. For us, issues such as non-discrimination, gender equality, and
fair and equitable treatment apply not only to internal stakeholders, but to everyone.
Employees People are the heart of our
company. GULF has made sure our operations comply with and go beyond national labor
laws, our employees are provided with a safe and happy workplace, and there are equal
opportunities for personal development and professional growth.
Local community GULF makes it a priority to
improve the quality of life for people wherever we go. This means, especially,
developing strong relationships with the local communities where we operate to
understand their needs and finds ways to create shared value together.
Philanthropy We recognize that we have the
potential to make a positive impact on a wider scale through initiatives that encompass
the general society. We undertake multiple philanthropic activities each year under the
theme of IMPACT focusing on Infrastructure, Medical services, Productivity, Activity,
Conservation, and Teaching and learning.
Strategic partnerships GULF understands
that success cannot be achieved without support. Therefore, we seek to grow responsibly
and sustainably by forming strong strategic partnerships with business partners,
investors, associates, suppliers, advisors, researchers, and countless others.
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.