Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50to drilling. We regularly visit coastal communities to communicate on our seismic and drilling activities and any results. We have found that these communities are well informed, and are often dependent on fishing as their livelihood. Kosmos also maintains a grievance mechanism for our Senegal operations. We had one use of our grievance mechanism regarding our drilling operations in 2015, from an individual who had additional questions about our upcoming drilling plans. The questions were answered in a manner satisfactory to the individual. As part of our commitment to furthering transparency and good governance wherever we operate, Kosmos developed and sponsored a workshop on the oil and gas industry and transparency in partnership with the Senegal EITI Committee. We brought independent international experts to Dakar to present at the workshop, and attendees included civil society, parliamentarians, and industry representatives. We recognize that a lack of information is often the source of uncertainty, suspicion, and even conflict in the extractive industries, and therefore we have planned a series of workshops and events tailored to different stakeholders in Senegal in the coming year. We also engage regularly with individual civil society organizations in Senegal to keep them up to date on our operations and provide an opportunity for feedback. POSITIVE IMPACTS As our presence in Senegal grows and our activities increase, we intend for our operations to contribute to social and economic development. To support this objective, we employ a dedicated Senegalese procurement officer who works with suppliers to source goods and services locally, whenever possible. “In Senegal, Kosmos has been quite proactive regarding transparency: they recently approached the EITI National Committee and assisted with the organisation of an orientation workshop to explain the complexity of oil and gas activity and development to stakeholders. We encourage this sort of good practice around transparency and hope that these actions will inspire other actors.” CHEIKH TIDIANE TOURE EITI Secretariat for Senegal Four young fishermen from Potou, which was among the coastal communities visited during our pre-drilling environmental and social impact assessment. The environmental and social impact assessment completed in Senegal in 2015 included consultation with more than 1,000 people in coastal communities such as Guet Ndar. 25 25