Gran Tierra’s policy is to ensure that all employment and procurement procedures are designed to maximize the opportunities for local and regional communities to capture the economic benefits associated with project activities.

GTE gives preference to suppliers or contractors according to the following hierarchy:

  • Suppliers based in or near a project, primarily owned by local people
  • Suppliers based in the host country, primarily employing and owned by nationals
  • Suppliers based outside the host country but primarily employing nationals
  • Others

However, the corporate objective to give priority to local content will not be met in a way that puts GTE’s other critical commitments at risk, such as safe operational practices, the protection of the natural environment and compliance with social and environmental governmental requirements.
 

CONTRACTORS SUPPORTING GTE'S COLOMBIA OPERATIONS (2016)   CONTRACTORS VALUE (USD)
REGIONAL 462 $29,098,232
NATIONAL 755 $130,568,097
FOREIGN 9 $1,868,626
TOTAL 1,226 $161,534,955


Local Employment

As government regulations mandate that 100% of unskilled personnel and at least 30% of skilled personnel must be local, the company always looks first to hire people from communities closest to its operations. The regulation states that if some positions cannot be filled locally and the employer advertises a job opening, it must do so locally first, then regionally and only then on a national level.

LOCATION OF SKILLED WORKERS (2016)
Local 2,709
Regional 265
National 1,100