Roxgold is committed to conducting its mineral exploration and development activities in a manner consistent with internationally recognized guidelines and principles for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. Community engagement and environmental stewardship are important cornerstones of this commitment, along with a duty to promote a safe and healthy working environment.
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Our company’s success is directly linked to our capacity to build and maintain constructive relationships with our host communities. We aim to engage our neighbours with a cognizant, forthcoming and participative approach.
An important objective of Roxgold’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Strategy is to make a positive impact on our host communities with this approach. We are dedicated to working in partnership to ensure mutually beneficial project growth that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Through participative stakeholder engagement and the use of established key performance indicators, the company aims to develop, assess and adapt programs and policies suited to local needs and interests.
We are currently undertaking extensive stakeholder consultations, with the goal of identifying opportunities to develop capacity-building ventures and defining the structure of Roxgold’s future Community Engagement program.
Roxgold retained Bureau d’Etudes des Géosciences, des Energies et de Environnement (BEGE), of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the Yaramoko Gold Project, as an integral part of the permitting process in Burkina Faso. BEGE has extensive experience in the Burkina Faso mining sector, and their expertise will aid the Company in addressing their commitment to Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility. A summary of the approved ESIA can be found here
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector, using its capital, expertise, and influence to help eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. The IFC conducted an environmental and social review of the Yaramoko development project, completed in June 2015.