Communities and Indigenous Peoples
We recognize the desires and aspirations of the communities and indigenous peoples hosting our projects, and respect their cultural practices. We commit that we will act responsibly and will obey the applicable laws, in order to minimize the impact of our projects on the environment, protect the health and safety of those directly affected by our activities, and ensure that they receive real benefits from our operations.
We treat our host communities and indigenous peoples as our partners in the exploration and development of our mining projects. Social acceptability is very important for long-term, stable, and beneficial resource development. We strive to give the communities and indigenous peoples the real benefits from our operations, and to leave them a lasting legacy by adopting programs geared toward developing their livelihood and capacity requirements, as well as their social, cultural, educational, health, safety, and environmental needs.