Our vision is to successfully implement a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy that will improve the socio-economic and environmental welfare of inhabitants in Project catchment areas, resulting in sustainable growth and development.
Our Guiding Principles
- Continuous improvement in the management, monitoring and mitigation of environmental impacts of our host community
- A Transparent , accountable, and inclusive approach to business operations
- Investing in people and building local capacity in the industry
- Contributing to livelihood enhancement and economic empowerment for local people
Through the use of effective Stakeholder Management strategies, Compensation, and Grievance Procedures, we ensure that negative impacts of our business operations on Project Affected People (PAP) are mitigated. We have also established Livelihood Enhancement & Empowerment Programs (LEEP), which are designed for implementation in PHASE 1 & 2 of the project, once the company begins commercial production. The main focus areas of the LEEP Program are, Agriculture & Food Security, Education & Training, Capacity Building, Small & Medium Sized Enterprise Building, Community Health, Water & Sanitation and Strategic Partnerships for Sustainable Community Development, and Protection of Local Culture & Heritage.
Our Efforts so Far
Stakeholder Management – Stakeholder engagement activities have been undertaken to ascertain community needs, sensitize the host community and seek collaborative decision making in key areas of concern.
Compensation – Compensation covers loss of land, housing, infrastructure and crops. It also includes full replacement costs of destroyed structures as well as assistance in moving personal belongings. To date, a total of 58 (fifty-eight) communities consisting of 1,500 (one thousand, five hundred) farmers have been compensated for crop losses.
Local Employment & Capacity Building – The Company has reserved job roles for local residents specifically in the areas of Community Affairs and Health & Safety, and over 50 such persons have been employed on contractual basis.
Protection of Local Culture and Heritage
We recognise the importance of indigenous culture and are committed to high level engagement with the local authorities to prevent potential conflicts arising from cultural misunderstandings.