Mining operations inevitably create economic, social and environmental impacts on local communities. Some of these impacts include changes to land use and population influx, while others include economic opportunities and development in the areas of infrastructure, health and education. We engage openly and transparently with local stakeholders throughout project lifecycles to build the trust needed to operate and grow our business. Our Community Policy calls for collaboration with communities to minimize and mitigate unavoidable adverse impacts and to cultivate opportunities to maximize benefits.

Engagement and consultation ensure communities have input into our development and operating projects, promote a better understanding of our business, and ultimately reduce risk to our business. Communication with local stakeholders takes place via a number of channels, such as formally through open houses linked to regulatory processes, informally through interactions with our community development representatives in the field, or through community partnership panels and community investment foundations.