Facilitating long term community growth
The Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB) demonstrates how positive community-company relationships can work during the mining cycle and also leave the area fully sustainable and independent long after mine closure.
Managing the impacts of resettlement, Ahafo
A resettlement process was undertaken at Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine. Because of the demographic profile of the community, the company partnered with a range of local organizations in order to develop a tailored resettlement process.
Assisting growth and development of local suppliers through collaboration and capacity-building programs
Southern Mozambique - BHP Billiton’s Mozal aluminium operation was the first major development in the country in the past 50 years. By 2010, Mozal’s aluminium ingots accounted for over half of the export earnings in Mozambique. To date, Mozal continues to rank first place on the top 100 companies in the country.
Incorporating impact assessment into the ongoing management of operations
In 2003, Anglo American released its Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT), which allowed mines to assess current social and environmental impacts and identify and respond to the broader developmental aspirations of host communities.
Contributing to community health and economic development through improved agricultural techniques
Thanks to a community development program instituted by the company, local communities living near Xstrata’s copper mine in Las Bambas, Peru, are now benefiting from agricultural improvement projects that they have helped to identify, prioritize and implement.
Example of a social baseline study table of contents
This particular baseline study is a far larger undertaking than would be attempted by many mining projects, but indicates the wide range of information that can be included.
Financial Valuation (FV) Tool for sustainability investments
There is a growing body of work for quantifying the impact of sustainability programs and taking a more strategic view of community investment decisions. Quantifying the value of these investments and planning accordingly, however, has long posed a challenge for companies and community development practitioners.
Setting up an independent forum or process
An independent “social review” of Cerrejon coal mine's past and current social engagement provided insights into the resolution of a number of legacy issues, notably regarding concerns and grievances over the resettlement of the Tabaco community in 2000–2001.
Pre-operational implementation of HSEC processes
BHP Billiton’s IndoMet Coal Project (IMC) has taken a comprehensive and integrated approach to developing health, safety, environment and community (HSEC) practices and processes while still in the exploration and feasibility study stages of the project.
Stakeholder mapping to inform community programs
The Far Southeast project represents a relatively challenging socio-political environment. This means the project’s ultimate success is more dependent than most on close consultation with local stakeholders.