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Responsibility to the Environment and Communities


We take our obligation to safeguard the environment where we operate seriously. We keep an open mind on how our projects can be improved during the public consultation process and we conduct regular forums with the communities. We start the consultation process at the exploration stage and work to maintain regular contact with community leaders and interested parties. We maintain an open and transparent dialogue and we maintain good records to document our interactions. We monitor our effect on the environment as required and we look to minimize the impact of our projects. At the exploration stage we reclaim our drill sites as we go and we keep a detailed record of the condition of each site both before our operations and after our reclamation. We have continuous engagement with our local communities on a quarterly and adhoc basis regarding issues that concern them at the mine or exploration site.