Kosmos aims to be a trusted partner, good corporate citizen, and catalyst for positive change. While governments have the principal responsibility for ensuring citizens benefit from oil and gas development, we recognize that Kosmos also has a role to play. We are more likely to have a sustainable business if we work with a range of stakeholders, promote good governance, and maximize the opportunities we create for those around us. Prior to seismic operations or exploration drilling, we conduct environmental and social impact assessments to consult with potentially impacted communities and create well-informed operating plans. These assessments help us develop a baseline of socioeconomic conditions before activities begin, understand and mitigate any potential adverse impacts from the activities, and collect information that enables future operations to benefit workers, communities, and local businesses. Upon establishing a country office to oversee our operations, we complete an assessment to identify social investment opportunities and potential partners from the community. In 2015, we reviewed our social investment programs worldwide to better understand their impact. The result of the review led to a new approach, implemented in 2016, that better aligns with community, government, and company priorities. Kosmos has a deep commitment to respecting and promoting human rights. Our Human Rights Policy, available on our website, ensures that our behavior toward employees, contractors, and external stakeholders is both responsible and respectful. We have conducted human rights training sessions for employees and incorporated human rights into our social impact assessments to understand our potential risk exposure. Since it is important for community members to achieve redress if they suffer harm as a result of our operations, we maintain and publicize mechanisms in every country for addressing grievances. In addition, we have trained employees and contractors to handle and resolve grievances appropriately. We seek to apply the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in all our operations. A key element of the Guiding Principles is for companies to evaluate within their risk assessments the extent to which the company’s activities may pose risks to those around them. In 2015, we hired a third party expert to conduct a labor rights risk assessment of our operations in certain countries to better understand our risks during exploration, as well as risks that could arise with oil or gas discoveries. We believe adopting a proactive approach to human rights is good risk management and the right thing to do. Kosmos seeks to implement the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in our operations. Although port facilities are often secured by state security providers, we use private security providers for our office operations. We have conducted security assessments and training sessions for these private contractors that incorporate the Voluntary Principles as guidance. Our goal is not only to prevent potential human rights abuses, but also to encourage security providers to serve as advocates for protecting and promoting human rights. We are participating in the Voluntary Principles process with the Government of Ghana, which is the first country in Africa to join the Voluntary Principles Initiative. Since BP is the operator of our gas project offshore Mauritania and Senegal, we plan to engage with BP in implementation of the Voluntary Principles as the field is developed. Three participants in the Kosmos Innovation Center’s Start-up Challenge gather data during a market research tour in Ghana. BUSINESS PRINCIPLE 5 Kosmos in Society