Engaging and Managing Community Impacts

​​​​​Woodside’s licence to operate relies on establishing and maintaining effective relationships with our host communities and stakeholders.

Our approach
We seek to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and local communities to ensure we understand the potential impacts of our strategies. We implement agreed mitigation strategies, including identifying and maximising the opportunities created by our projects, as well as contributing to community resilience. 

Find out more about our social investment approach.


In 2016, our communities framework was made part of the Woodside Management System. This ensures that we take a consistent approach to identifying and responding to stakeholder interests and concerns across all of our business activities.


Grievance mechanism
Woodside has a community grievance mechanism (CGM) which provides a structured approach to receive, acknowledge and respond to grievances. Our CGM provides a framework for community stakeholders to raise questions or concerns and have them addressed in a prompt and respectful manner.  Community stakeholders have the ability to lodge grievances at local Woodside offices or via email on communities@woodside.com.au  In 2016 Woodside received five community grievances, all of which have been resolved.

Find out more about how we engage with the communities in which we are active​.


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