Local business groups
In order to maximise benefits of the mine for local communities, Sepon strives to source supplies and services for the mine from local business groups. There are currently 17 such groups, which supply food items and services such as laundry, grounds keeping, housekeeping and onsite bars/shops.
The total income of the local business groups continues to increase each year. In 2012 the combined total income of the business groups increased by 15% to over US$2.6 million.
17 different business groups supply the mine; more than 200 people from Vilabouly now earn their living from the groups.