Embedded in our approach to working with the communities in which we operate is a commitment to establish and maintain enduring and mutually beneficial relationships. We want our activities to generate positive economic and social benefits for, and in partnership with, these communities.
We want our activities to generate positive economic and social benefits for, and in partnership with, the communities in which we operate.
To achieve this, we share information about our activities that have a major effect on our host communities, identify the potential social impacts of our operations and seek to manage these while delivering our business outcomes. To ensure open and appropriate channels of communication, we have developed project-specific community engagement plans for our major operations.
For all major projects, we undertake assessments to guide our work to mitigate our social impacts, identify the social benefits we can deliver and guide our community investment strategies. These social benefits and investments have included employment and training, use of local suppliers, provision of health and essential services and sponsorship of community events and programs.