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A student at Oranjemund Private School in Namibia.

A student at Oranjemund Private School in Namibia.

Communities

We seek to enable and support strong communities that benefit from our activities today, while building a sustainable future for tomorrow.

We work hard to understand the needs and concerns of communities, through consistent engagement and co-operation, and continue to strengthen our management approach.

We aim to harness the strength of our core business to deliver a range of socio-economic development programmes. These focus on such areas as local procurement and employment, enterprise development and employee volunteering, as well as more traditional investment in education and health programmes.

In particular, we work on closure planning throughout the life of every mine. Closure plans are developed with the aim of establishing the foundations for sustainable post-mining communities and economies, while preserving the environment.

Our approach to community relations and social performance is guided by the Social Way, a framework for identifying and managing community impacts at our operations. Using this framework, each of our operations is required to develop an annual social strategy, social management plan and social engagement plan, as well as completing the award-winning Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) process every three years.

For more information on our work with local communities, see our 2015 Report to Society.

2015 IN NUMBERS

Communities - our performance in 2015

Note: 2016 figures will provided H1 2017.