Our sustainability strategy addresses our material economic, social and environmental impacts, and is fundamental to delivering our purpose.

It is built around four pillars shown below that are aligned with the issues that are most important to our business, our stakeholders and the relevant broader United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2023, we made positive impact across all the pillars and strive to improve as we look forward. We commenced a review of the issues which represent our most significant sustainability impacts as a precursor to updating our sustainability strategy and targets to reflect changes in our business, our operating environments, new reporting standards and frameworks as well as stakeholder expectations since our last assessment. We plan to provide an update and refreshed sustainability strategy next year.


Safe operations

  • Employee health and safety
  • Process safety
  • Emergency response



total recordable injury frequency across our global operations in line with target


Tier 1 process safety Loss of Primary Containments (LOPC) and 3 Tier 2 LOPC


completed field FPSO safety culture assessment which evidenced strong improvement in safety systems and practices


Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) forums held in Ghana


wellness events attended on average by employees throughout the year as part of our Global Wellness Agenda


Shared Prosperity

  • Local content and capacity
  • Community development
  • Social investment


$221 million

local supplier spend an increase of 28% compared to 2022


educational activities reached more than 10,000 pupils and students


loans granted to 2,411 businesses as part of ongoing investment in the Ghana fishing communities

Human rights

major programme to identify salient human rights issues and training rolled out within Tullow and across our supplier base in Ghana


local companies attended six training workshops delivered through the Petroleum Commission / Tullow Business Academy Partnership Initiative in Ghana


Environmental stewardship

  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Spills
  • Waste


improvements completed to increase gas handling capacity on Jubilee and TEN separator upgrades to progress elimination of routine flaring to meet our Net Zero commitment


reduction in total energy consumption


reduction in total water consumption


total waste recycled, reused or treated (compared to 74% in 2022)


results received in the fourth marine benthic environmental assessment undertaken in Ghana


Equality and transparency

  • Compliance
  • Anti-corruption
  • Human rights
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Tax transparency

$713 million

total socio-economic contribution in our host countries, bringing total five-year socio-economic contribution to $3.1 billion

$492 million

paid to host countries including payments in kind


women in senior management(compared to 14% in 2022)


Africans in management(compared to 42% in 2022)


localisation in Ghana on track to achieve our target of 90% through implementation of various initiatives

Our Sustainability Report 2023

This Sustainability Report complements our 2023 Annual Report and provides further details of our environmental and social performance over the past year.

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Safe operations

Employee health and safety

Process safety

Emergency response

Safe operations

Shared prosperity

Local content and capacity

Community development

Social investment

Shared prosperity

Environmental stewardship

Climate change




Environmental stewardship

Equality and transparency



Human rights

Inclusion and Diversity

Tax transparency

Equality and transparency

Shared Prosperity

Social performance

Avoiding harm to people, managing impacts and delivering benefits

Understanding our broader impacts

Assessing our socio-economic contribution

Engaging in our host countries

Building trusting and respectful relationships

Accelerating progress through partnerships

Advancing education initiatives

Supporting job-related skills development

Accelerating entrepreneurship

Optimising local content

Increasing spend with local suppliers

Building local capacity

Monitoring supplier social and economic impact

We believe in the power of working together to achieve our goals. Our experience shows that when we work in open and trusting partnership within our networks, we can do more, better and faster.

This is how we advance our Shared Prosperity strategy, a core element of our sustainability journey.

Our Social Performance teams engage our local communities and stakeholders regularly to understand their needs and aspirations and any impacts our activities could have on them. We aim to avoid harm to people, manage our impacts and deliver benefits, thus ensuring the well-being of our local communities.

Engaging with partners across our activities means we can increase momentum for enhancing employability and entrepreneurship for young people; expand the talent pool needed for the growth of small businesses; and contribute to the expansion and development of the capacity and capabilities of local companies so that they deliver stronger business performance.