MPC Energy Solutions collaborative engagement in the Latin America and Caribbean region
MPCES has as its first target region Latin American and the Caribbean region. This geographic landscape is very diverse with differences in terms of history, politics, culture, languages, foods, customs, religion, and traditions. This complex environment in which we operate needs our local understanding and our engagement with our local stakeholders.
Our goal is to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate, identify local needs, and maintain open and transparent dialogue with our stakeholders.
Active Dialogue with the company´s stakeholder
Engaging with the communities where we operate is a key element of building trust. We believe that a good relationship with the community will result in positive impact for all concerned, stakeholders, partners and employees alike. We strive to engage in a respectful manner that will benefit our long-term relation with the local communities.
We aim to have an active dialogue with our company’s stakeholders. Therefore, each project within the company prepares a stakeholder engagement plan to ensure efficient engagement with communities and individuals. Relevant information concerning environmental and social issues of the projects is made available to the affected and potentially affected communities as well as external stakeholders. To be able to continue a transparent and open dialogue, we always install grievance mechanisms for the communities.
Furthermore, each project has prepared its own External Communications Plan (ECP). One of the principles of the ECP is to provide opportunities for community stakeholders to raise issues, make suggestions, and voice their concerns and expectations regarding the project. Examples of this includes meetings with the community, mailboxes placed outside the facilities, and email addresses for each project.
Community Engagement in El Salvador
As part of the community engagement activities in El Salvador MPC Energy Solutions financed the renovation of a classroom in the Juana Galan de Quintanilla School, which is in one of the surrounding communities. For this initiative we worked together with the director of the school, community representatives, and representatives of the Ministry of Education. The classroom was inaugurated last April and will allow students to have a proper space to receive lessons and improve the learning conditions.
Tree planting event in El Salvador
In 2022 approximately 1,600 trees were planted in our project Santa Rosa & Villa Sol. The trees are in a part of the land that was left unbuilt to protect the community's water resources and have a space for reforestation. The tree planting event involved members of the surrounding communities, contractors, government representatives from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), and the Export and Investment Agency of El Salvador (PROESA). MPCES provided the trees, and space for the plantation and organized all logistics.
For this activity around 100 students from the Juana Galan de Quintanilla school attended together with their families and committed with us in our goal to pursue sustainable value creation.