Joule Africa maintains an active presence in its project areas. Engagement with local stakeholders is a primary priority for the success of a project. Joule Africa therefore fully adheres to the IFC Performance Standards on transparency and open consultation. This includes, but is not limited to: regular consultation with community leaders, facilitation of village focus groups, and financial support for local cultural activities.
Additionally, Joule Africa actively seeks out the best local firms and staff with which to work when entering a new country. The intention is that consistent business practices and technical skills are transferred and roles passed over to local management wherever possible. This commitment to local sourcing and investment is extended to using local suppliers and materials as far as possible, maximising the amount of Joule Africa investment that stays in the country.