Strong and prosperous communities
We seek to use the natural resources we have access to responsibly, and to share the benefits with host communities. Through our investments in, for example, health and education services, our business makes significant, positive contributions to the growth of local economies and the improvement of living conditions.
Regional economic development is a key part of the community and stakeholder engagement plans that every operation has. These plans describe opportunities and regional priorities. We also help our stakeholders to develop their own plans and we set up investment funds, trusts and foundations to help them achieve their goals and to deliver long-term benefits.
We employ local people and engage local businesses. We also build the skills of local workforces and work on employment-related programmes to help youth, women and Indigenous people benefit from employment and procurement opportunities.