GDC is subject to best practice standards and extensive regulations, which govern environmental protection
The company is committed to uphold these standards and regulations as a minimum, and to keep these important matters under continuous review. When appropriate, adequate action and provision is immediately taken to ensure compliance with the standards expected of an international oil and gas exploration and production company.
GDC’s project in Cameroon involves two wells, a gas processing facility and an intermediate-pressure gas distribution network. The company commissioned an independent Social and Environmental Due Diligence study in the context of the Equator Principles, 2006 and the IFC Performance Standards, 2012. The project was identified as being of potential limited adverse social or environmental impact, and any impacts were likely to be few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures.
In addition, GDC undertakes Environmental Impact Assessments before each development and uses external consultants to advice on appropriate actions and procedures. GDC aims to minimize the use of natural resources, such as energy and water and is committed to full reinstatement as part of its environmental obligations.