Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Vision – To achieve growth and performance while minimizing social and environment impacts and maximizing benefits to our host communities. To that end, SRG Graphite is committed to follow international best practice and principles on Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility to conduct its exploration and development activities.
Community Engagement – Our ability to build upon successes and bounce back from hardship is intrinsically linked with the support we have from our employees and host communities. Our community liaison officers have worked hard since the very beginning (2012) to inform and conduct meaningful engagement. We are dedicated to working in partnership to ensure mutually beneficial project growth that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.
As the Lola Graphite project continues its development and gets closer to construction, we strive to make Local Procurement the cornerstone of our community engagement initiatives. To this end, we aim to report in 2018 on our progress using the Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism recently developed by Mining Shared Value.
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment – We started the ESIA process in 2017 and aim to deliver the report to the Bureau Guinéen d’Etudes et d’Evaluation Environnementale (BGEEE) for final review during Q3 2018. The IFC’s Performance Standards as well as the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies were strictly applied to the process as together they provide the most stringent regulation available for impact assessment. All the documents that result from the ESIA process will be made available on our website and in hard copies in Guinea as soon as they complete the review and approval process (ESIA, Resettlement Action Plan and Livelihood Restoration Plan).