TAQA has recently joined global efforts to improve transparency and accountability by supporting the work of Transparency International (TI), the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
TAQA is the first corporation headquartered in the Middle East to join the network of Global Corporations for Transparency International (GCTI), and hopes that this relationship can inspire and educate others in the region on the many anti-corruption measures promoted by TI.
TAQA’s CEO, Peter Barker-Homek, comments on the membership: “TAQA has always emphasized the importance of transparency and good governance. Supporting TI is a natural step for TAQA to take a stand and contribute to efforts for doing business ethically and transparently.”
TI’s global network of chapters is active in many countries where TAQA operates. This signifies a solid resource for guidance on preventing and dealing with corruption. TAQA is optimistic that this cooperation will help it to set and maintain high levels of transparency and accountability in the company’s global energy operations.
TI’s mission is to “create change towards a world free of corruption”. TAQA hopes to not only provide institutional support towards this organisation but also to harness and extend some of the best practices that TI both stands for and guides.
As part of its participation in the Global Corporations for Transparency International (GCTI) initiative, TAQA has committed to donating 150,000 Euros (approx. 209,641 USD) per year for three years to support TI’s global work.
“This generous contribution from TAQA recognises the importance of Transparency International’s work to reduce the devastating impact of corruption on millions of people around the world,” said TI’s Managing Director, Cobus de Swardt. “We are grateful for this support, which represents a significant commitment to the fight against corruption and which could further dialogue in this area in the Middle East.”
TI and its national chapters work with governments, business, civil society and other key stakeholders around the world by conducting solid research on corruption and its typologies across different sectors, and by developing and implementing practical solutions to counter bribery.
About Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)
Founded in 2005, TAQA (Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (PJSC)) is a global energy company with a growing asset base of AED 86 billion (US$ 23.5 billion). One of the largest companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), with 2008 revenue of more than AED 16 billion (US$ 4.4 billion), TAQA is a flagship corporation for the Government of Abu Dhabi.
TAQA’s strategic goal is to build and operate a geographically diverse global portfolio of energy businesses across the value chain. It has operations in power generation, water desalination, upstream oil/gas, pipelines, and gas storage.
TAQA employs approximately 2,800 people from 41 different nations and operates from its offices in: Abu Dhabi; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Aberdeen; Amsterdam; Calgary and The Hague. This footprint is further extended through alliances with partners across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America and India.
TAQA carries Aa2 credit ratings from Moody’s.
About Transparency International
Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
About Global Corporations for Transparency International
Global Corporations for Transparency International (GCTI) is a program for the private sector to support TI’s anti-corruption efforts. Acceptance of a donation by TI does not imply its endorsement of a donating company’s policies or record. Click here for further information regarding Transparency International’s donation programme.
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Kristen Kinsey, TAQA CSR Associate
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Alexandra Jerrebo, TAQA Public Relations
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Gypsy Guillén Kaiser
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