Wherever we operate in the world, we are typically engaged in an ongoing dialogue with our communities. Engaging the communities where we operate and maintaining strong, positive relationships with our stakeholders is a cornerstone of Virgin Gold’s approach to corporate responsibility.
For Virgin Gold, community engagement embraces a wide range of activities – from stakeholder mapping to consulting with neighbors who are, or may be, affected by our operations; from community outreach to identifying opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships; and from building local economic capacity to supporting projects aimed at developing social infrastructure.
We believe that meaningful engagement is not possible using a one-size-fits-all approach. In some locations, our operations exist in close proximity to thriving communities. In others, our operations are very remote and we are effectively the only – or one of the few – significant employers in the region.
Given the global scope of our business, we recognize the need to be flexible – and sensitive to local conditions and populations – in engaging our communities and investing in socially-focused initiatives. Yet, despite the local differences we may encounter, our principles remain the same: namely to engage stakeholders in a spirit of transparency and good faith, and provide lasting benefits to the communities where we work by supporting sustainable initiatives to develop their social, economic, and institutional fabric.
We conduct all of our activities in accordance with accepted standards in terms of the protection and promotion of human rights. We respect the cultural and historical perspectives and rights of those affected by our operations, in particular indigenous peoples.
We provide lasting benefits to the communities where we work by supporting sustainable initiatives to develop their social, economic, and institutional fabric. We recognize that every community is unique and work with our community partners to ensure that our support matches their priorities.
Support from the communities in which we operate is critical to our company success. Throughout our operations — from the earliest exploration activity through closure — we strive to engage and consult with communities and governments that host our operations and other stakeholders with respect and transparency.
Health & Safety
We put people first and our number one priority is the safety of every employee. At Virgin Gold, we believe the health and safety of our work force is more critical to sustaining our business than the amount of ore we mine. By demonstrating our commitment to protecting the welfare of others, we can attract and retain experienced employees, encourage host communities to do business with us, and secure financial investments to explore and develop new regions.
We also believe that to achieve our production and financial goals, we must make health and safety a stated value and key priority in everything we do. Our primary objective is to create a culture where people trust it is possible to work free of illness or injury — regardless of where a mine is located in the world or the role each worker performs.
Safety is a core value to Virgin Gold because while our business priorities may change, our values do not. We firmly believe all occupational illnesses, accidents and injuries are preventable.
We have learned that safety is about passion for protecting and caring for our people, and about providing development opportunities through efficient and secure operations. We also recognize that to be considered an industry leader, we must continually improve health and safety systems regardless of our production level.
The success of our business is tied directly to the accomplishments and well-being of our work force of about 500 employees and contractors. Our goals are to build a workplace culture that fosters leaders, and to create a workplace that allows every person to thrive, contribute and grow.
Our core values include a commitment to teamwork and honest communication. We expect employees to act with integrity, trust and respect. We believe employees and contractors are Virgin Gold’s ambassadors to the communities in which they work.
We are accountable for fair and equitable treatment of all our employees — including safeguarding their working conditions and human rights. With global operations, cultural sensitivity is the foundation for our human resources efforts. We adapt practices to local cultures, norms and regulations. We create policies on hiring practices, compensation and overtime that are consistent with the customs in each country where they apply.
Education is the fundamental basis for the future of every child. Investment in the education of young people represents investment in the development, sustainability, and wealth of a society. The promotion of education is one of United Nation’s “Millennium Development Goals”, and Virgin Gold Charity Foundation fully supports this effort.
Through partnerships with public institutions and charitable organizations, we optimize our charitable involvement in society. In the end, our company value is mirrored in our ability to successfully contribute to the communities where we operate.
Virgin Gold Charity Foundation was set up in 2005 for the sole of purpose of performing philanthropic work.
There are a number of future challenges we need to address in the area of corporate responsibility, especially given the rapid shift in our asset base and growth in our employee population in coming years. Some key challenges include:
Finding additional ways to engage our people and seeking new ways to progress toward our goal of zero accidents and zero out-of-compliance environmental events
Ensuring that the culture of continuous improvement becomes deeply embedded across our global organization
Translating our commitment to corporate responsibility into concrete initiatives, operating metrics and policies
Improving our management of environmental issues across the board, including energy efficiency
Ensuring stakeholder engagement remains a fundamental and consistent part of how we operate
Responding effectively to the changing regulatory framework that is imposing new responsibilities on mining companies worldwide
Building and maintaining a viable workforce that is well-trained, well-compensated and well-motivated
Ensuring that outstanding corporate citizenship is a Virgin Gold’s trademark at our new developments as we bring them into production
Meeting these challenges will require the dedication and hard work of every Virgin Gold employee and we are confident we will deliver on our commitments and fulfill our responsibility, as we have always done.
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