Values, Policies and Standards
Amerisur is committed to operating responsibly in its business activities and expects its employees to adhere to high ethical standards. The Company places great importance on safety, integrity and transparency, and treats its employees with respect and fairness.
Information on the following policies in place can be found here:
- Ethical Conduct Statement
- Conflicts of Interest Policy
- Human Rights Policy
- Modern Slavery Statement
- Health and Safety Statement
- Employee Compensation Statement
- Employment of Disabled Persons Policy
- Diversity Statement
- Quality Statement
Amerisur has been awarded the certification in the international standard SGE 21:2008 Ethical and Socially Responsible Management System by the certifying entity, SGS – Colombia.
SGE 21 is the first European standard establishing specific requirements companies must meet to demonstrate an ethical and socially responsible management system with a focus on transparency, integrity and sustainability of social management across operations.
Amerisur is one of the only oil and gas companies in Colombia with this certification.
Amerisur co-funds the Chevening scheme providing approximately 14 annual Chevening scholarships to Colombian students and four Paraguayan applicants. Through the scholarship, Amerisur supports talented Colombian and Paraguayan professionals, helping them gain international experience through postgraduate study at a UK university for one year. The professionals subsequently return to Colombia and Paraguay to apply their newly gained knowledge and support their countries’ economic development.
In Colombia, scholarships have been awarded in the following subjects: politics and Government, economics, commerce, natural resources, climate change, sustainability, infrastructure and transport, and defence and security.
In Paraguay, scholarships have been awarded in the following subjects: public policy management, petroleum and gas, geosciences, engineering, economics, finance or international relations.
Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening scholarships and Chevening fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Since 2015, 60 students have benefited from the scheme. The sponsorship is expected to continue until 2021.