Hargy Oil Palms Limited (HOPL) is a major employer in Papua New Guinea with 5 360 employees, comprising both nationals and expatriates working in various capacities. All employees are provided with the basic necessities of life through housing, electricity, clean water and medical clinic assistance, to ensure their wellbeing at the various plantation sites where they reside and work on a regular basis. A total of 16 staff housing compounds are located at these sites. Outside of work, employees can enjoy a range of recreational and social activities, including swimming and fishing at several clear, flowing rivers; gardening on the abundant fertile volcanic soil; or spending time at the Hargy Senior Staff Club.
Hargy Oil Palms Limited (HOPL) operates a private school which caters for the educational needs of children whose parents are employees of the company. Bialla International Primary School (BIPS) offers classes from preparatory to grade eight for children aged 4 to 16 years old. Students then continue to senior high school at Kimbe International School, owned and operated by the International Education Agency (IEA), a privately-run educational institution. However, construction work is already underway to build new high school facilities on land owned by HOPL to cater for the growing number of students.