Supporting our communities
Communities are a significant and important part of our social licence to operate and we endeavour to be a welcomed and valued member of the communities in which we operate.
Our approach to community involvement is to consult with, listen and respond openly to our community stakeholders. In doing so, we also aim to be open, honest and as cooperative as possible when issues and concerns do arise.
We invest in local communities as an integral part of our sustainability objective to ensure the communities in which we operate receive real benefit from our activities. In 2010, MMG contributed over $US6.1 million to local and regional communities for community development initiatives, local business development, education and training initiatives and sponsorships and donations.
We believe it is important to have a sound understanding of the views, concerns and aspirations of the communities we are a part of.
We have a wide range of stakeholders that are impacted by our operations in positive and sometimes challenging ways including contractors, suppliers, government and regulators, local communities, Indigenous people and employees,.
We actively undertake community research at a number of our mine sites to help us understand the views of these stakeholders, which helps us to build positive relationships and ensure our community programs are valued by the communities in which we operate.
Some of these research programs include Community Perception Surveys and Social Impact Assessments.
As part of our community engagement activities, MMG seeks to implement community development programs in the areas in which we work.
These are assessed on the basis of delivering long-term benefit to our host communities and, to the extent possible, are aligned with the wishes of these communities.
Find out more about community programs at our operations:
Students outside a school in Laos that was improved by the Sepon Trust Fund.