However, 2020 was overshadowed by the destruction of two rock shelters in the Juukan Gorge. It should not have happened, and it represented a breach of our values. We are determined to learn the lessons from Juukan Gorge, rebuild trust in our company and to catalyse broader changes as we seek to re-establish our leadership in communities and social performance.
We know we must work hard to regain the trust of our stakeholders, and today, more than ever, we acknowledge our responsibility to continue to work in a way that delivers real, lasting benefits to our host communities and countries. We know we must care for our employees, respect and safeguard the environment when we explore, build and operate and repurpose or rehabilitate the land when our operations come to an end. We must also contribute to local and national economies by paying competitive wages, treating our suppliers fairly, investing in our local communities and paying our share of taxes.