Who We Are
Stakeholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability (SACA) is a stakeholders research and engagement organization working to promote standards, project acceptability and environmental responsibility among the multinational oil/gas companies operating in Niger Delta and their stakeholders. Its activities are focused on the 3 areas of Stakeholders Consultation, Needs Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) as agreed by Shell’s shareholders in Oxford in the UK in 2006. Founded by an Irish man in Nigeria and with funding from Ireland, The Netherlands and Italy, SACA focuses on 4 major community Clusters (over 35 communities) hosting Shell’s Integrated Oil and Gas Gathering Project (IOGP) in Gbarain, Bayelsa State, which is Shell’s largest investment in Africa.
SACA is a non-governmental organization that was founded 2012. It was registered with Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja on October 20, 2015 with registration Number CAC/IT/NO 81729. SACA has 7 Board of Trustees members that comprised 5 males and 2 females. SACA was conceived to pragmatically engage multinational oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region to improve their practices in the management of the environment, delivery of social responsibilities in communities, and respect for human rights and humanitarian laws; thus, vision and mission.
On a daily basis, SACA monitors the delivery of promised development projects to host communities, including their design and usefulness, to ensure transparency, accountability and acceptability, and the impacts of the companies’ extractive operations on the environment to prevent environmental and livelihood damages that result in community protests and disruption of operations/loss of revenues.
— Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is a world where everybody works, lives and enjoys the benefits of natural resources in a healthy and sustainable environment. Our mission is to inspire corporate accountability and shared values
— Our Thematic Focus
Over the years, we have focused on environmental justice, human rights and community development.
— Our Strategies
- We work with local and international organisations and missions to foster right relationships between the people of Niger Delta, the oil operators and the Nigerian government to improve respect for the rights to clean environment and sustainable livelihood. We believe that the impact of poor environmental care directly infringes on right to health, right to life and the right to decent life as enshrined in national, regional and international human rights instruments and treaties including development frameworks.
- We collaborate with research institutions; other Civil Society Organisations with shared vision; Government Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDA); as well as private and public organisations to empower communities to sustainably engage in livelihood systems that support environmental conservation.
- We engage with media community, governmental institutions and security forces to help the society appreciate and participate in environmental safety programmes and other healthy societal development schemes through non-violent approaches.
- We research, mobilise, sensitise and support groups to constructive engage with other stakeholders through right-based approaches.
- We work with duty bearers to serve the society better.
- We work with religious and traditional institutions to promote peace.