We Believe

  • Mining is a positive force for social and economic development;
  • We have a responsibility to develop and maintain constructive relationships with host communities;
  • Two-way engagement and dialogue will build trust and foster genuine collaboration with local stakeholders;
  • We have a responsibility, together with local government and other partners, to mitigate the negative impacts of our operations and to capitalize on opportunities to enhance sustainable socio-economic development;
  • Cultural sensitivity, respect and integrity are central to the way we do business and behave as individual employees;
  • As a company, we are accountable for our actions.

We Promise

  • To maintain and implement a formal Social Management System,
  • To listen to and engage with host communities in a collaborative, transparent manner to build mutual trust and understanding,
  • To help foster a stable, healthy and safe environment in which to live and work,
  • To work proactively with communities, and the governmental authorities to identify and manage social risks, impacts and obligations,
  • To identify the potential for incidents, and emergency situations and develop, maintain and test emergency response plans which provide for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of our employees, the public, and the communities adjacent to our operations,
  • To develop partnerships with host communities, governments, employees, contractors and others to promote sustainable social and economic development,
  • To respect the fundamental human rights of all stakeholders with whom we interact,
  • To manage grievances in a fair, timely and consistent manner,
  • To take into account the special aspirations, needs and concerns of Indigenous Peoples, women, children and vulnerable groups within our sphere of influence,
  • To leave a lasting positive legacy by working with local stakeholders to prepare for our eventual departure and the closure of our operations;
  • To monitor and continually seek to improve our community relations performance in order to create value for our stakeholders and shareholders alike.