we will do it together
Environmental & Social
WE ARE COMMITTED
TMGO is committed to avoid or, where this is not possible, minimise our impacts, while contributing to lasting environmental and Social benefits where we operate. Where unacceptable impacts remain, we focus on implementing compensatory actions to address residual impacts to the environment.
TMGO is committed to operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.
TMGO will support the UN Human Right Principle and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
TMGO is committed to engage with affected, potentially affected and interested stakeholders in a transparent manner to ensure that they can express their views on positive opportunities, risks, adverse impacts as well as prevention and mitigation measures.
TMGO is committed to providing equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment;
We acknowledge the potential influence and impacts associated with our suppliers and contractors. We, therefore, include appropriate social performance requirements as part of our contractual agreements when the contracted activity could have potentially significant adverse impacts and / or an ability to deliver significant positive development opportunities.
TMGO committed to meet internationally accepted best practice and, where necessary, exceed local regulatory standards.
TMGO committed to regularly monitor, audit and review environmental and social performance compliance to ensure continual improvement.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) package
Tulu Moye Geothermal Operations project concerns the development and operation of a geothermal power generation opportunity at Tulu Moye in the Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia. The project will be developed in two phases: Phase I is intended to generate 50MW of electric power to Ethiopia, with a further 100MW to be developed in Phase II. The Project has conducted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and was given national environmental clearance in 2018. Several additional assessments have been prepared including a Supplementary Environmental and Social Technical Assessment, which provides additional information on key topics
The following IFC Performance Standards are applicable: PS1: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts; PS2: Labour and Working Conditions; PS3: Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention; PS4: Community Health, Safety and Security; PS5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement; PS6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources; and PS8: Cultural Heritage. A comprehensive Environmental and Social Management System is in place and TMGO is committed to meet Good International Practice.
Together, We Deliver Sustainable Electricity From Natural Geothermal Resources
Connected to Our Society
Work with and listen to the concerns and interests of local communities and stakeholders;
Employ a formal management approach to investigate, respond and, where appropriate, provide redress to social incidents and stakeholder grievances;
Work to ensure that local communities’ benefit on an enduring basis through opportunities such as employment, local supply and contracting, and community development programs;
Conduct an environmental impact assessment of its operations in advance of commencement and prevent or mitigate any harmful effects;
Adopt the mitigation hierarchy approach by first assessing, seeking to avoid, minimising and then mitigating potential social impacts and risks when planning, designing and implementing exploration, construction and operation related activities;
Work closely with local landowners prior to commencing project activities and compensate fairly for adverse effects on the community where they cannot be avoided;
Encourage a diverse workforce and provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment;
Support human rights throughout its activities, including its approach to working conditions for employees, special sensitivity towards dealing with vulnerable groups, indigenous people, conducting security operations, and in seeking to ensure that local communities’ benefit from our presence. Support the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights;
Will not tolerate child labour, human- trafficking-related activities and we set clear expectations with our suppliers and contractors and provide appropriate oversight of their activities;
Protect sites of cultural heritage by ensuring they remain secure and undisturbed.
Building Lasting Environmental Benefit
Demonstrate strong leadership and visible commitment to environmental, and social performance with clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities across the organisation;
Meet internationally accepted best practice and, where necessary, exceed local regulatory standards;
Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all decision making and activities;
Minimise the carbon footprint of our operations through appropriate investment in efficient technology;
Promote the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, especially energy and water, by employing the principles of reduction, recovery, re-use and recycling;
Manage wastes, effluents, emissions, dust and the use of hazardous substances to prevent pollution;
Foster awareness across the organisation, communicating and building a culture of shared responsibility and accountability for the environment;
Enhance biodiversity protection by assessing and considering ecological values and land-use aspects in site selection, construction, operational and closure activities.
The future is near
Currently, 99.9% of Ethiopia’s energy comes from renewable sources, mainly hydroelectric power. Geothermal power is set to be the second biggest contributor to Ethiopia’s power consumption by the year 2030. The Tulu Moye project is one of the first major geothermal projects to help reach this ambitious goal.