Demonstrating our values through partnership and action
To operate efficiently, we strive to foster successful partnerships with our stakeholders, especially our host communities. This means that we have to operate ethically by demonstrating our sincere intentions and delivering on our commitments.
Trust is hard earned and easily destroyed. It’s a fragile commodity to be negotiated. Failure to act ethically has an impact on our credibility, both with our external stakeholders as well as our employees. Trust is constructed on the basis of several building blocks that include, but are not limited to: effective dialogue with a focus on listening and participation, respect, transparency, commitment making and delivery; and continuity over time to deliver on commitments made. We seek to address each of these to maintain our trust and credibility.
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We recognise stakeholders as those who have a direct or indirect impact on our business, or who are directly or indirectly affected by our business. Stakeholder engagement is undertaken at corporate, regional, country office and site levels.
Human Rights: Our Commitment
Respect for human rights is an integral part of our values. By demonstating the intentions in our human right policy through our actions, we commit to respecting all internationally recognised human rights as expressed in the International Bill of Rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), such as the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
Human Rights in Our Supply Chain
We recognise that as global citizens operating in environments with a multitude of legal, cultural and business practices and requirements, we have an obligation to act responsibly, lawfully and with integrity wherever we do business.
Addressing our Key challenges
Many issues relating to our social, environmental and health performance have been handed down to us from the past; are a function of broader societal, regulatory and systemic issues; or have emerged as issues as a result of new knowledge and/or research influencing best practice. We recognise the need to address these issues – for employees and communities.
Mined and traded responsibly, gold can help alleviate poverty of individuals, contribute to the economic and social development of communities and improve the wealth of countries. However, gold mining may also be undertaken in such a way as to fuel conflict and lead to human rights violations.
We are committed to making sure all our business practices are conducted responsibly and have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.