We strive to contribute positively to the
social and economic development of
our communities

Communities

We acknowledge that establishing and maintaining respectful relationships with the communities within which we operate is critical to the sustainability of the company. We will respect the human rights, culture and customary livelihoods of affected communities and strive to contribute positively to their social and economic development.

We undertake to uphold these rights, and commit to do the following

  • comply with all applicable statutory obligations;
  • implement and maintain appropriate procedures and management plans in order to identify, avoid, mitigate or compensate for, as appropriate, the risks and impacts to communities affected by our operations
  • where impacts are unavoidable, compensate for adverse impacts in accordance with international standards and good practice
  • incorporate international social standards in the planning and development of new projects, where applicable
  • determine the reasonable needs and expectations of host communities by means of consultation and continual engagement with local communities
  • implement and maintain adequate grievance mechanisms for affected communities in accordance with international standards and good practice; and
  • monitor and report on our efforts