Everywhere we operate we aim to enrich lives by developing lasting opportunities for our stakeholders. Our operations bring tangible benefits to our employees, local communities and national economies.
As employers, we add value to communities by providing local workers with well-paying jobs to support their families and build prosperous local economies. Our emphasis on ongoing training provides our employees with opportunities to develop their skills while they work with us and enables them to pursue new opportunities after the life of the mine.
As neighbours, we invest in health, infrastructure and education initiatives in the towns and villages near our operations. These initiatives generate many benefits, from improving educational outcomes for children to building economic capacity and contributing to a growing tax base for regions. At all of our operations, we work closely with our local partners to build strong, vibrant communities – communities that will continue to thrive well beyond the life of our mines. We encourage local stakeholders to contribute to, and benefit from, our projects.
As corporate citizens, we contribute to the economic prosperity of host nations. Our projects are sources of foreign direct investment for countries and generate direct taxes and royalties for governments. Once in production, our assets provide valuable export revenues and can contribute significantly to a country’s trade balance. Host nations must share in the success of their natural resource development.