Puma Energy Foundation: About Us
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The Puma Energy Foundation provides long-term funding and expertise to improve the socio-economic conditions of vulnerable communities in countries where Puma Energy has operations.
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Who We Are
THE PUMA ENERGY FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH TRUSTED ORGANISATIONS TO HELP IMPROVE LIVELIHOODS AND MAKE A MEANINGFUL CHANGE TO PEOPLE’S LIVES.
Puma Energy is a global energy business, and the Puma Energy Foundation is its philanthropic arm. The Foundation supports projects in the regions where Puma Energy is present. In 2020, we supported 21 philanthropic projects, including strategic programmes, special COVID-19 interventions, disaster relief and staff-led initiatives.
Puma Energy is active in some of the world’s most challenging regions, and is acutely aware that some communities struggle to thrive in difficult economic climates. The Foundation’s mission is to support development in those regions through projects that make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.
We pursue this mission by supporting programmes in the field of Fair and Sustainable Employment, Clean and Safe Logistics and Community Care. Discover more about our action in the section “What we do”.
What We Do
OUR MISSION IS TO IMPROVE THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF VULNERABLE AND MARGINALISED POPULATIONS. WE PURSUE THIS MISSION BY SUPPORTING PROGRAMMES IN THREE FOCUS AREAS: FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE EMPLOYMENT, CLEAN AND SAFE LOGISTICS AND COMMUNITY CARE.
Fair And Sustainable Employment:
Our mission is to contribute to the prosperity of vulnerable communities. Fundamental to this prosperity are job opportunities for all, including the most marginalised members of society, underpinned by decent wages, and safe working conditions aligned with international ethical principles of employment.
What we do to promote Fair and Sustainable Employment:
We aim at creating employment opportunities for those who most need it, such as disenfranchised youth, smallholder farmers, people living with disabilities, women in vulnerable situations and other marginalised groups. We partner with experienced organisations who upskill vulnerable individuals with the training they need to access gainful employment opportunities.
We support social entrepreneurs whose results-oriented and innovative ideas advance pioneering and sustainable solutions to pressing social challenges, correct market failures and create jobs for surrounding communities.
Clean And Safe Logistics:
As a corporate foundation, we have the opportunity to tap into the expertise and networks of our founder, Puma Energy, and use these precious resources to the benefit of our programmes’ beneficiaries - while always remaining loyal to our philanthropic agenda and goals.
This is why we shaped a focus area called Clean and Safe Logistics, a new pioneering field of action in the philanthropic arena with the following mission:
We are committed to improving road safety to reduce road traffic injuries and fatalities in countries where accident rates is unacceptably high.
We promote sustainable solutions to improve the livelihoods of isolated or vulnerable communities through the delivery of basic services (health, education) and the creation of new economic opportunities.
Funds are provided by our parent company, Puma Energy. In 2020, we distributed $1m worth of grants.
The local aspect of our involvement is important as it ensures Puma Energy’s active participation as a responsible corporate citizen. Within Puma offices, employees are made aware of the programmes being supported by the Foundation and are invited to lend a hand when possible. This promotes a sense of ownership and a deeper connection with issues on the ground.
This is why we promote "Community Care" programmes. These are projects endorsed by our employees, or developed close to the Group's offices, that contribute to the positive advancement of local communities. They span from post-disaster relief operations that we support on an occasional basis, to programmes that contribute to the positive advancement of communities.
Discover more about how the Foundation promotes staff engagement initiatives in the section “Staff Engagement”.
How We Operate
WE CURRENTLY SUPPORT 21 PROJECTS IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST CHALLENGING REGIONS…AND ARE KEEN TO DO MORE.
Established in July 2013, the Puma Energy Foundation currently manages a portfolio of 21 programmes running in Africa, in the Americas and in Oceania. The Foundation also donates to disaster relief appeals in these regions, and operates a ‘matching funds’ scheme whereby any funds raised by Puma Energy employees are matched, dollar for dollar, in favour of their chosen cause.
Our choice of partner organisations is determined by the Foundation Board. We also consult with experts in development and philanthropy to ensure that we are donating effectively and in the most impactful way.
The Puma Energy Foundation encourages charitable initiatives led by employees from all around the world, as our staff are the best ambassadors to diffuse philanthropy as a corporate value and practice.
The Puma Energy Foundation dedicates time and resources to support the projects selected by “Charity Committees”, as we call the regular groups of volunteers that organise charitable and volunteering projects within their offices.
We encourage them to select their Charities of the Year, which are organisations that local employees want to volunteer with along the year. The Foundation donates a dedicated grant to the selected charities to back their operations and foster interaction with our staff. Moreover, through our Matching Funds scheme staff can organise fundraising for the charities of their choices and the Foundation doubles the amount fundraised by employees for a chosen charity or cause.
Are you a Puma Energy employee and want to see which organisations are being supported close to your offices? Would you like to help out in the community but don’t know where or how to start? Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on how to get involved in local activities.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Puma Energy Foundation supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global development agenda set by the United Nations aiming at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring peace and prosperity for all.
We embrace the ambitious vision of the SDGs to better communicate our philanthropic strategy, identify key partners targeting common challenges and frame in a more universal way our scope.