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 50workshops to share the findings with community members and highlight the actions taken to minimize potential environmental impacts. In addition to minimizing environmental impacts, Kosmos looks to maximize our economic contribution to the local economy. This commitment led to the decision to support offshore crew change operations from the port of Dakhla, a city in Western Sahara, rather than using existing facilities in Morocco or Spain. Kosmos invested in new infrastructure at the Dakhla airport, using a local company for the construction. Another contribution to local content was the use of Dakhla’s port as the base for re-supplying the drillship, and local hotels and restaurants for crew changes. Managing our footprint includes both managing our operational impacts as well as any potential human rights risks associated with conducting business in Western Sahara. Our Business Principles and Human Rights Policy articulate our commitment to protecting and promoting human rights. We see the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as the authoritative body of principles to benchmark our work and we assess human rights and conflict risks on an ongoing basis. We continue to engage with stakeholders inside and outside of Western Sahara to ensure we have a holistic appreciation of the risks and challenges, and a proactive approach to managing them. We have worked with Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme (CNDH) and the Government of Morocco on issues related to security and human rights. ENGAGEMENT AND LISTENING In 2014, Kosmos conducted a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in Dakhla and worked in 2015 to implement EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE: SETH LUXENBERG To continue the dialogue with people of the territory, Kosmos hired a Community Relations Coordinator in 2014, prior to drilling, to engage with community members on oil and gas exploration and the future of the region. He has been able to hold free and frank conversations in a politically challenging context. In addition, he led the implementation of a mechanism to respond to operational and political grievances. “My ongoing dialogue with the people of Western Sahara has revealed the importance that this group places on the preservation and enjoyment of their culture. With that in mind, Kosmos sponsored two events in 2015 to promote local culture. The first festival combined traditional poetry, singing and games. The second event was a camel race, as camels are an important part of the culture. In addition, Kosmos has provided sporting equipment to local associations allowing boys and girls to expand their participation in organized soccer, basketball, handball, and volleyball.” SETH LUXENBERG Community Relations Coordinator To maximize the local economic benefits of our drilling activities, Kosmos supported its crew change operations from the Western Sahara city of Dakhla. 35 35