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, the scope
of our operational activities is vast. This means that our interactions with
local populations are widespread and diverse. Our approach to these
interactions is shaped by our firm commitment to corporate responsibility. We
believe strongly that as our influence and activities expand, so do our
responsibilities to those people whose lives we touch. 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.
Our ultimate aim in thius area is to achieve a balance between Polymetal’s commercial
interests and the interests of the communities we engage with. We do this by
delivering social investment, expanding local infrastructure and developing
related industries to stimulate economic development. We pay regional taxes and
consume regional services and resources, while also training and recruiting
local professionals and helping to address key social issues.
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