Across all our operations, Hunt is committed to positively impacting the communities in which we serve or conduct business
We treat all communities including residents, government entities, local businesses, and partners fairly and with respect. We create long-term economic and social value for residents in the areas where we conduct business. To accomplish this, we listen first to each stakeholder to better understand their needs and challenges, and then work collaboratively to develop a framework for mutual cooperation and success.
Building Relationships with Our Stakeholders
To create meaningful and trusting relationships with our communities, we engage with stakeholders early in our relationship by promoting frequent and direct communication to share information regarding our activities, to receive feedback, and to understand stakeholder needs and concerns.
Landowners & neighbors
Partners, investors & lenders
Contractors & suppliers
Special interest groups
In the course of our normal business activities, we have many different stakeholders, including our employees, partners, investors, lenders, contractors and suppliers, customers, and regulators. However, we also recognize there are many indirect stakeholders, such as local communities, landowners, and NGOs that may be affected or take interest in our activities.
Understanding each of these specific groups and their interests takes work – including comprehensive social impact assessments, surveys, town halls, and public notices.
To create meaningful and trusting relationships with our communities, we engage with stakeholders early on by promoting frequent and direct communication, sharing information related to our activities, and understanding their needs and concerns.
Only by listening and understanding the interests and concerns of our stakeholders as early as possible can we directly integrate real solutions into our business plans and meet their needs.
Designing and implementing effective social investment programs requires strong partnerships that draw upon the expertise and experience of community members, academia, non-government and community-based organizations, government agencies and other special interest groups.
Leveraging the core competencies of our strategic partners enables us to benefit from local expert knowledge, acquire new approaches to development, draw on additional and complementary skills, make our community development efforts more sustainable, and coordinate different efforts to maximize our use of resources and community development impact.
Community Engagement Initiatives
Reducing School-Age Malnutrition in Peru
- Impoverished Andean communities in Peru
- Impacted more than 800 school-age children since 2018
- In alliance with the government of Peru [Haku Wiñay]
- Benefitted 280 low-income families with the installation of vegetable plots, irrigation systems, and training in proper hygiene practices
Shelter improvements in Romania
- Partnership with municipality of Padina and the local church
- Improvements to local shelter for abused women and abandoned children
- Donated construction materials for new kitchen and common area
Improving the quality of health care services in the Kurdistan region
- Shekhan and Baadre hospitals in the Shekhan district
- Sponsored several Health and Welfare initiatives
- Provided training to medical staff and medical supplies and equipment
- Benefit more than 100,000 people
- Constructed clinic in Esyan village serving more than 3,000 people
- Donated an estimated 55,000 biosecurity kits in the Kurdistan region, Romania, and Peru
- Delivered 11,000 food packages to low-income families in coastal and highland communities of Peru and 1,700 tons of food packages in alliance with other organizations
Improving Education in the Kurdistan Region
- Supported various initiatives in the Shekhan district to prevent dropouts in rural communities and create a safe environment for children, often in partnership with the local Department of Education and NGOs
- Trained teachers and school staff
- Created computer labs and sponsored computer and English classes
- Sponsored Top Students Recognition programs and school renovations
- Directly benefits more than 5,000 students
Promoting Education in Romania
- In partnership with local schools in Padina & Rusetu
- Implemented projects aimed at reducing dropout, afterschool English courses and awarding best school results (recognizing and awarding the top 3 students from each class)
- "Education for everyone" and the “Afterschool English Courses” serve 192 students
- Between 2018 and 2019, based on the sponsorship of the two partners, two campaigns were carried out under the “School Dropout” program to identify the real needs and to support the 28 children monitored in the project.
- “School Dropout” program targeted and monitored 28 high-risk students
Capacity Building in Peru
- Helped locals apply for public funds for the construction of schools and health centers, as well as the installation of irrigation, drinking water and drainage systems for the benefit of the broader population
- Program received a 2019 Global Energy Award in the category of “Corporate Social Responsibility: Specific Program” from S&P Global Platts
- In the Kurdistan Region, in partnership with the local government’s Department of Agriculture and the University of Duhok as well as with local NGOs
- Built greenhouses for farmers, vocational training to teach local residents marketable skills, and entrepreneurial training for women
- Supported local beekeepers and farmers with technical and business training and provided equipment
- Benefitted more 2,000 families and created more than 500 jobs
Supporting Access to Water in the Kurdistan Region
- Partnered with local municipalities and the water department
- Drilled three water wells for irrigation of 30 acres of farmland and water in 10 greenhouses
- Drilled two supply wells for the city’s drinking water system, providing drinking water to more than 500 families
- Repaired the city’s water network and conducted numerous inspections in partnership with Shekhan Polytech University to ensure the water quality meets acceptable standards
Small-Scale Farming in Peru
- Improved living conditions and nutrition to 283 low-income families living in two districts of the Ayacucho region in Peru by providing agricultural training and lifestyle education for better hygiene
Peru Archaeology Exhibit
- Promoted the archaeology exhibit, “The State and the Private Sector: Allies for Cultural Preservation”
- Showcased never-before-seen artifacts discovered by PERU LNG during their archaeological recovery and monitoring project
- Demonstrated the role that private sector can play in major research endeavors
- 277 sites were investigated, 200 archeologist and over 2,000 community members took part in the research project
Celebrating Buzau Fest
- Supplied electricity for the annual Buzau Fest promoting the culture, traditions and customs of Buzau county in Romania
- Buzau Fest is attended by over 10,000 people and includes a myriad traditional cultural activities and presentations