The SPR covered four licensing blocks at different stages of development, from early exploration to field development and production. The focus of the SPR was Repsol’s Relations with Indigenous Communities Policy and its associated Indigenous Peoples Policy Norm. The review involved the design of a programme to test the application of these policies and principles, the use of appropriate consultation skills with Indigenous Peoples, and the analysis of the effectiveness of the implementation and the development of pragmatic recommendations.
We mobilised a multi-disciplinary team comprising international and local experts – with direct operational experience in Bolivia and Peru – in the area of community relations, social performance, relations with Indigenous Peoples and HSE management.
Plexus interviewed a wide range of local, regional, national and international stakeholders including local communities, Indigenous Peoples federations, civil society representatives, women’s groups, oil industry representatives, research centres, government representatives and national and international NGOs. An integral part of the SPR was to carry out visits to Repsol’s oil and gas concessions.
Additional deliverables included: the preparation of detailed stakeholder lists and site visit reports; the drafting of issue reports; and the preparation of a social auditing manual for future Repsol application. The SPR was reviewed by a panel of independent experts.