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How the CES Principles align with existing business activities (CSR/GMoU)
P1-SO.10 Sustainable Community Development Plan (SCDP)- Chevron’s GMoU
The CES suggests a SCDP is put in place. A SCDP is a well-structured, community-focused development plan to enhance community livelihoods and environmental protection, whilst strengthening local social relationships. The SCDP does not only identify community development projects, it also proposes timelines for implementation, suggests sources of funding for the projects and has a lifetime of about three to five years- due to the changing dynamics of the community. The CES further suggests that the SCDP be validated by the community to accord legitimacy to the plan and galvanise the community to take ownership for the projects therein, meaning the SCDP must emanate from the community and be driven by the collective will and solidarity of the entire populace.