Community wellbeing

Santos aims to make meaningful, long term contributions that make a real difference to our host communities.

Community engagement and stakeholder relationships are a critical part of Santos’ business strategy and operations.

We encourage employees to get involved in community activities. We monitor, and where possible, measure and report on the outcomes of these activities, and identify and act on areas for improvement.

Embedded in our approach to working with local communities is a commitment to establish and maintain enduring and mutually beneficial relationships. A part of this is employing locally. Santos employees live and work in many of the communities where we operate and are actively involved in our community programs and activities. 

Open and transparent communications are critical to being a responsible and trusted community member. We actively listen to community concerns and expectations and integrate them into our business planning. Project specific community engagement plans for our major operations open channels of communications. 

For all major projects we undertake assessments to guide our work and our community investment strategy, mitigate our social impacts and identify the social benefits we can deliver. These benefits include local employment and training, use of local suppliers, provision of health and essential services, infrastructure investment and sponsorship and community events and programs. 

For more information and you can read more about Santos' engagement with the community in the Northern Territory by viewing this fact sheet on community benefits in the NT. 


Did you know?

  • Over the past 10 years Santos gas spent over $200 million supporting thousands of community initiatives
  • Santos is the only Australian partner in Darwin LNG, which has committed $20 million to the Northern Territory community
  • $210 million was provided by the GLNG project to upgrade rural roads in regions of Queensland