Our Approach

We acknowledge the importance of our social licence to operate, that it is earned and maintained on an ongoing basis and that trust in us is an outcome of the quality of our relationships with many stakeholders.

Each of our operations exist in a unique social context which has its own belief systems and communication norms. Navigating these unique and complex social systems can be challenging and requires a commitment to regular, open and honest dialogue and the ability to identify and work towards shared objectives.

We work with our communities and, where possible, in partnerships with regional government and local community organisations.  Our approach to working with our host communities is outlined in our internal standards, our Sustainability Policy and Code of Business Conduct. This includes our commitment to adhere to the United Nations Global Compact principles.

Sustainable communities 

We have systems and processes in place which assist us to build mutually beneficial relationships in communities.   

To find out how we work in communities, read more.


Our stakeholders

We define stakeholders as people or groups who are potentially affected by our operations or who have an interest in, or influence on, what we do.

To learn more about how we engage our stakeholders, click here.



Human rights and security

We work to create positive social impacts by mitigating human rights related risks, leading improvements and promoting respect for human rights across our operations and beyond.

To find out about our policies and practice, click here.


Indigenous Peoples

We recognise the traditional rights and values of Indigenous Peoples and respect their cultural heritage.

To learn how we manage our engagement programs and read about our work with reconciliation in Australia, read more.




Transformation is the word used to describe the process of meeting the social and economic goals of the National Transformation Agenda in South Africa. It’s a broad, life-changing approach to empowering communities and creating a more equitable, sustainable society.

Find out more about Transformation here.



Working with Traditional Owners

We're helping to build a sustainable future on Groote Eylandt.