Our host countries and communities
Despite the vast natural resource wealth they possess, our host countries – Mali, the DRC and Côte d’Ivoire - are some of the most socially and economically challenged countries in the world. The deep partnerships we have with our host countries are based on the shared ambition to use the development of a national asset to spark thriving economies and generate social uplift for citizens. Community and economic development issues are therefore fundamental to our day-to-day work and several of these issues appear as priorities in our materiality assessment.
In this chapter we address our policies and performance in regards to:
- creating national economic value
- developing local supply chains
- community development
- community health programmes
- closure planning
In this chapter we also report on human rights and resettlement activities.