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Communities

Approach

Our aim is to have a meaningful positive impact on local communities in the regions where we operate. We believe in building strong relationships with local people and ensuring that our business activities enhance their quality of life.

We interact with local people and community groups in different ways. As an employer, we provide local employment opportunities across all our sites and facilities. We commission and use local services, helping to stimulate local economies and supply chains. And we actively invest in local infrastructure, health, education and culture, always looking to promote and protect community interests.

We go beyond our regulatory obligations to ensure our operations do not adversely affect local communities or environments. At Polymetal, establishing goodwill, trust and understanding locally is central to our corporate ethos and approach, and we are passionate about building strong links in the regions where we work.

Geographically, understand the importance of the indirect impacts of our operations on local communities. Each year we commit considerable resources to assessing these impacts and ensuring that our activities promote social and economic wellbeing among local the scope of our operational activities is vast. In our approach we also follow several international standards and conventions, including the UN Global Compact and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In 2016, we developed our new Community Engagement Standard as a part of Community Engagement System. The new Standard complements our corporate Code of Conduct, which sets out how we expect our employees to conduct themselves towards others, including local communities and authorities. The Standard also accompanies our Political and Charitable Donations Policy, and other key procedures.

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