As one of the early adopters of the guidelines in International Hydropower Association’s Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), Sarawak Energy is committed to embedding good sustainability practices into its hydropower development. The HSAP is a globally recognised framework for assessing hydropower projects against social, environmental, technical and economic considerations.

Read more about our HSAP assessment here.

Powering Community Growth

Sarawak Energy is committed to advancing our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes in line with our aims to further strengthen relationships with the Baleh community, manage stakeholder expectations and maintain our social license to operate. Community engagements planned and implemented to-date are in accordance with HSAP and best practices.

This includes developing and implementing social investment programmes in partnership with project affected local communities in areas of:

  • Education for the youth
  • Environmental management and conservation
  • Culture and heritage
  • Community development and entrepreneurship

Learn more about our CSR initiatives here.

Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement

Baleh HEP ensures that all stakeholders are involved and informed every step of the way. The Baleh project team organises regular local briefings and engagement sessions to keep our government agencies and local communities updated on the project progress and to gather their feedback and concerns.