The UN Global Compact is an initiative for companies wishing to align their practices with ten broadly accepted principles relating to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
MMG Limited’s majority shareholder, China Minmetals, is a member and strong support of the Global Compact.
Through this membership, MMG has been asked to participate in the development of a reference guide to assist businesses to respect and support the United Nation’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
MMG’s track record of working closely with Traditional Owners of the lands on which it operates to provide employment, training and business opportunities was cited as a reason for the invitation.
Other participant companies were Barrick Gold Corporation, KPMG Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Teck Resources and Newmont Mining Corporation.
The draft guide is now available for comment at http://www.unglobalcompact.org/news/287-12-10-2012.
During the exposure period, MMG is encouraging stakeholders to review and provide their feedback about how companies can best support and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
Please provide your feedback directly via the website or to MMG Senior Communications Advisor Jillian D'Urso.