Our success in exploring for mines requires strong community relationships based on trust and mutual interest. Our community engagement strategy seeks to provide positive social and economic benefits and improve the quality of life for the people in these local communities.
Formalizing our community engagement approach
Increasing the number of local suppliers and percentage of local spending
Establishing a formal dialogue process with indigenous and local governments
Raising employee awareness and understanding of our human rights commitments
We respect the cultures, customs, interests and rights of communities, including first and foremost First Nation, and our goal is to work alongside governments, host community representatives and other organizations to promote sustainable local development opportunities. This includes providing local employment and contracting opportunities and pursuing community development programs and projects that build stronger, more vibrant communities over the long term.
Being a good neighbour and trusted community partner involves supporting the communities near our mine through well-designed investments that help address challenges, share the benefits of resource development, prevent or mitigate potential impacts caused by our activities, and improve living standards. In alignment with our Social Investment Framework, community investments are focused on the following areas determined by stakeholders to be of interest to their communities: