We are committed to building and maintaining constructive, lasting relationships with our host communities and other local stakeholders.
We consider two elements when dealing with society: our impact on our host communities and wider society; and risks to our business from societal expectations and the political landscape.
To help us consistently measure and report on our socioeconomic contributions, we have developed a socioeconomic contribution scorecard.
Our business activities make a significant contribution to the national and local economies in which we operate. The most significant derive from employment and procurement, but we try to maximise contributions from throughout our value chain.
Our aim is to minimise dependency on our operations, and promote healthy, sustainable communities with diversified and resilient local economies. This is particularly important as changing market conditions may continue to affect our business.
Our general approach is aligned with the ILO’s Core Conventions and the Protect, Respect and Remedy framework from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It is outlined in our Group human rights policy and overseen by our Board HSEC committee.