Our presence in the communities surrounding our operations impacts on the lives of the people that live there even if they don’t work with us – whether it’s positive effects on the local economy and amenities, or potentially negative impacts from dust, noise and waste. So we work hard to manage every aspect of our presence and contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Our activities can range from direct investment in local communities – a total of over US$16 million in the 2016 financial year - to finding ways to reduce or manage the diseases and conditions that affect the local people. We partner with local organisations where possible to support initiatives in education, health, waste management and recycling, and we share resources such as water where the local community is in need.

We encourage and assist our people to take part in community activities, to raise money and to support their local communities, and we’re always pleased to develop long-term projects that focus on delivering positive outcomes for future generations.

Of course, it also our responsibility to minimise the negative impacts our activities can have, and our efforts in biodiversity and land management, waste management and other sustainable activities all contribute to creating healthy communities.

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