We are committed to delivering sustainable value to our employees, stakeholders and the communities where we operate. Put simply, this means we focus on being a good neighbour and a good employer.

Our sustainability approach is built on four pillars:

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Our approach to health and safety is simple. We want each worker to return home safe and healthy. We believe that all occupational injuries and work-related illnesses are preventable. This is a collective responsibility involving all our employees, subcontractors and our host communities. Our aim is “Zero Harm”.

Management of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) starts at the highest level with the Board HSE & Sustainability Committee, the Chief Operating Officer is the Executive responsible, supported by the Senior Vice President for Operations and the Vice President for Health, Safety and Environment. All our OH&S polices, standards and procedures are aligned to best industry practices (ISO 45001), requirements and technologies and cover all our employees and contractors.

Our health and safety site teams are committed to identifying occupational health and safety hazards based on job safety analysis and comprehensive hazard and risk assessments, using widely established methodologies. Going beyond the regulatory requirements, our prevention programs further include awareness sessions, operational training and inspections and are supplemented by additional initiatives that promote our health and safety objectives and policy.

Community

Community

We recognize that local communities are at the heart of our operations’ livelihoods and are fundamental to our day to day work. We are committed to building strong relationships and proactively engaging in dialogue with local communities and institutions, as well as the government at a local, regional, and national level. Ultimately, we believe that the construction and operation of our mines can serve as a catalyst for further long-term regional development.

Where resettlement is necessary, we engage with affected communities early on to assess and mitigate the potential impact and work closely with them throughout the process to ensure their expectations and needs are not only met, but exceeded.

We facilitate community development programs with a special focus on education and training – in addition to our mining investments, we are launching and financing other sustainable income-generating projects which seek to build the momentum that will attract other investors and ultimately create local sustainable economic capital for the region.

Employees

Employees

We are committed to excellence and strive to develop our local talents with continuous training and evaluations with the goal of promoting our people internally.

Our long-term goal is to hire over 90% of our workforce directly from the country in which each of our operations is located, to support the development of our host country. We actively promote gender equality and empower our female talent with the objective of accelerating individual and collective sustainable development. Mining programs are implemented on our sites to widen access to employment opportunities in the mining sector.

Environment

Environment

We are committed to sustainable development and recognize that the long-term success of our business is dependent upon good stewardship of the environment, both in terms of exploration and the extraction of mineral resources.

Our primary objective is to minimize potential environmental impacts throughout the lifecycle of our mines, from discovery through to post-closure, and to ensure the environment is maintained and enhanced for current and future generations of our host communities.   

Our business principles are based on a “Zero Harm” environmental management performance; they underpin our Environmental Policy and represent the minimum guidelines in this respect. Our operations are also compliant with the environmental regulations of the countries in which we operate. 

Our Executive Committee is responsible for the management and performance of our environmental impact, with oversight from the Board HSE & Sustainability Committee. 

The implementation of environmental management controls and procedures are tailored to meet the needs of each of our operations in their unique environmental settings. Our site environment teams continually strive to improve our processes and operations in pursuit of improved environmental performance and risk management. We closely monitor and seek to continuously improve our performance in dangerous substance management, waste management, water usage, emissions, biodiversity and energy sources.