Our operations can affect the social and economic environment in which we operate. We seek to make a positive impact on society: managing risks and opportunities while respecting the rights, aspirations and concerns of local communities.
Engagement and managing social risks
We engage with local communities, government, business partners and other stakeholders to identify potential social risks in order to avoid or mitigate them. We strive to understand the issues and concerns of the communities in which we work, acting with honesty and integrity.
We seek to make a positive contribution wherever we work and to prevent adverse impacts by:
- delivering social and economic benefits;
- targeting our social investment activities; and
- respecting human rights.
We use a combination of consultations, media briefings and public meetings to engage with local communities on issues including employment, community development, the environment, and safeguarding livelihoods. We also establish grievance procedures for local communities to raise problems.