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 US$20.4 million in the 2018 financial year - an increase of US$6.1 million from the 2017 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 are committed to helping reduce the occurrence of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in our local communities, as well as also providing support for other diseases such as Machado-Joseph Disease. Our operations collaborate with relevant government, non-government and community-based organisations to promote good health and hygiene practices to reduce disease.

 

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