Our Commitment

Sustainability is a core value of our business, reflected in all of our strategy, from our approach to environmental stewardship to our community development programs. Our mission – to create sustainable value for stakeholders through superior shareholder returns, social responsibility, and accountability to our people and environment – is embedded in everything we do.

“Our company’s success is linked to our ability to operate safely and responsibly. It is through our commitments to upholding social development, offsetting our ecological impacts, and conducting our activities safely that we create reliable value for our stakeholders.”

John Dorward, President & CEO, Roxgold Inc

John Dorward

Our Approach

Our Environmental and Social
Management System

Designed to provide structure, accountability, and transparency to our operations, the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) is a set of policies, plans, programs, procedures, and tools that allow Roxgold to monitor its status and progress in upholding our many legal, social, and environmental responsibilities.

Alignment with the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals

We recognize that aligning with internationally shared frameworks like the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) creates meaningful value for both our business and society. Our sustainability action plans are based around our commitments to stakeholders and their expectations, and among the frameworks we use to evaluate our efforts are the SDGs; specifically SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

Good Health Quality Education Gender Equality Clean Water Life On Land

Collaborating with Key Stakeholders

Creating opportunities to hear from and collaborate with stakeholders to address their concerns and listen with sincerity is critical to building trust and maintaining community support. A variety of approaches are used to gather input from stakeholders, being mindful of the spectrum of needs, standards, and decision-making methods of local communities, governments, local suppliers, and analysts and investors. Stakeholder engagement activity is annually reviewed and reevaluated for effectiveness, and guided by Roxgold’s principles of inclusivity, transparency, opportunity, information sharing, and mutual learning and relationship development.

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Local Communities

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Local Government

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Local Suppliers

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Analyst and Investors

Environmental & Social Impact
Assessment (ESIA)

Environmental & Social Impact
Assessment (ESIA)

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.

The results of this review are available for public access on the IFC website:
Environmental and Social review summary (ESRS)
and Summary of investment information