We are committed to building strong relationships with our local communities through local community and stakeholder liaison offices as well as working with our skilled local labor pool and support services to provide jobs and procurement opportunities for the local community.
We conduct an annual survey of social perceptions and are proud of the strong community support we have built. Several programs are currently in place to help ensure we deliver a positive economic impact to the economically distressed communities near our operation. The local communities have endured economic challenges following the closure of a large-scale mine near our proposed operations.
We regularly meet with local communities through technical meetings, and conduct community perception studies to improve our understanding of community issues and concerns. Recently, we partnered with the Municipal Health Department to provide training for healthcare professionals, provided solar panels to the local Fire Department, and provided road safety training to local communities.
We established a community liaison office in Minaçu to improve engagement, provide a venue for community activities, improve access to our community support programs, and facilitate feedback on our activities.
We also maintain ongoing partnerships include to support the diversification of the local economy, provide training to local workers, as well as programs to combat drug abuse, promote sexual health, and tackle prostitution and child abuse.