Tullow Ghana signed off its Supplier Market Day events for 2023 on a very progressive note, at the Fiesta Royale Hotel in Accra.
Participants at the event were united in their assessment of the value and quality of information the platform provided.
The Supplier Market Day event is an avenue to deepen engagements and cement relationships with the company’s many local suppliers and vendors. It forms a strong part of Tullow’s strategy to develop local human resource and capacity for long term sustainability in the sector.
Over 140 suppliers were present at the last session for the year. This time the theme was on Human and Labour Rights in the oil and gas sector. The reason was simple – with a lot of transformation in the sector, stakeholders have begun demanding more of the sector’s attitude to labour rights – in line with the Labour Act of 2003, (Act 651).
Additionally, a global shift towards more stringent legislation, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015, has also added weight to these expectations.
“The benefits of good labour practices are many – compliance with laws and regulations, doing the right thing, employee good health and productivity. It’s a shared responsibility, that we must take seriously so that together, we can ensure a future where human and labour rights are not just a goal but a reality in our industry,” said Cynthia Lumor, Deputy Managing Director of Tullow Ghana.
Participants Given First-Hand Insights On Tullow’s Expectations of Suppliers
In a session led by Tullow and TwentyFifty Management consultancy, participants were given first-hand insights on Tullow’s expectations of suppliers, the due diligence measures the organisation has put in place and steps the participant suppliers could adopt in their own organisations.
“Sessions like this has brought a lot of transparency and clarity in how things are done among operators and suppliers in the energy sector, and we appreciate the steps taken by Tullow to make this possible,” said a representative from the Local Content Team at the Petroleum Commission.
Meanwhile, one of the highlights of the event was a session with Tullow HR Manager, Kwame Afreh, on fair wages, labour rights under the law and the roles played by employers and employees. Further enhancing the event’s significance was the introduction of a Self-Assessment Form (SAF).
This tool empowers suppliers to self-evaluate and offer feedback regarding their commitment to uphold human rights. It also points to areas for potential growth and improvement.
Tullow Ghana’s commitment to promoting human and labor rights in the oil and gas industry is a pioneering example in the country. As expectations continue to evolve, Tullow hopes to remain at the forefront of leading change, transparency, and ethical standards, across the wider industry.
Moreover, Tullow Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc, a multinational oil and gas exploration company. Tullow Ghana focuses on oil and gas exploration and production activities in Ghana, particularly in the Jubilee and TEN offshore oil fields.
The company plays a significant role in Ghana’s oil and gas sector, contributing to the nation’s energy production and economic development. Tullow Ghana has been involved in various initiatives to enhance local content, promote sustainable development, and ensure responsible environmental practices in its operations.
Tullow Ghana Limited, in addition, has been a key player in Ghana’s hydrocarbon industry, contributing to the country’s energy security and economic prosperity. The company has played a pivotal role in the development and operation of major oil fields, including the Jubilee and TEN fields, which have significantly boosted Ghana’s oil production.