Responsible investing

Guiding principles

Cochan is adapting constantly to meet and ideally exceed society’s ever-evolving expectations for responsible, sustainable business practices. We work hard to promote this, not only in our operations but also with our suppliers, customers, partners, and within our industry sectors. We stand by our principles to:

  • Operate a healthy and safe workplace
  • Protect the environment
  • Respect the rights of individuals, communities, and stakeholders
  • Commit to continuously improve by implementing good practices and good standards
  • Review our performance and objectives regularly

Employment standards

Our standards for our investment partners are directed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain employees of high caliber, with regard only
 to merit without discrimination. Employing local talent generates better local knowledge and promotes greater accountability. This helps us build mutual understanding and beneficial relationships with partners, clients, and communities.

Social and community engagement

Cochan is an engaged investor in all of its communities. Through our investment partners we work to improve the welfare and living conditions of the communities in which we operate.

Through our investments we promote the training, development, and career advancement of employees. Leopoldino Fragoso Do Nascimento is also on the board of the DT Foundation that is at the heart of the DT Group, one of Cochan’s key investments.

Working to improve the welfare of families across Angola the DT Foundation supports capacity building initiatives in health, science and culture as well as education. By working with government institutions, non-profit organizations and the private sector the DT Foundation is playing their part in enabling Angola's children to be part of Angola’s future.