Developing Effective Working Relationships with Aboriginal Communities

Publication #: 2006-0001

Published: Jan 2006

Pages: 13 p.

Filed Under: Communications, Industry Operations

Effective working relations support a corporate competitive advantage to operators through more timely access to land and greater involvement with local labour and contractors. This guide addresses the key issues and supporting rationale for oil and gas proponents operating in areas of identified interest to aboriginal communities.

Companies strive to manage many risks: economic, legal, safety, operational and those affecting corporate reputation. Understanding the interests of aboriginal communities, along with the development and implementation of corresponding strategies to address their unique concerns, is a key part of responsible risk management. The unique interests and constitutional rights of aboriginal communities support the rationale for industry to develop strong business relationships with communities, relationships based upon trust and respect to achieve common goals.

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