At Aura Minerals, corporate responsibility is essential for our organization. It guides us in our everyday activities and plays an important role in ensuring the integrity of our actions. Aura Minerals is committed to sustainable development, the protection of human life, the preservation of the environment and the improvement of communities where the Company operates. The Company demonstrates this commitment through corporate responsibility strategies and sustainable growth aligned with all corporate responsibility practices.
It is from this leadership frame of mind that the Company prioritizes community development and engagement within its four core corporate social responsibility principles, which include:
These guiding principles will be applied through adherence to internationally accepted guidelines and standards and assurance of a continued effort to integrate corporate frameworks and policies into practice. The Company has built and will continue to maintain sufficient capacity to provide the necessary tools for all employees, contractors and consultants to be aware of their roles and responsibilities with respect to sustainability and community development and engagement.
Creating lasting relationships with local communities that are built on mutual respect and trust, to reach agreed objectives and shared involvement in projects is a key corporate responsibility priority for the Company.
Aura Minerals has designed and is implementing a community engagement plan at each project or operation site, which will include (at minimum) the following components:·
Aura Minerals has designed and is implementing a community development plan at each project or operation site which provides opportunities for communities with interests in our operations to share in the benefits resulting from our activities, including capacity-building social investment projects. The types of social investment projects implemented by the Company to date include:
Community development must encompass the improvement and broadening of resources and skills of a local community; its organization, and its interaction with the outside world. Priority is to be given to sustainable programs which could conceivably continue beyond mine closure without the ongoing support, leadership, and financial reinforcement from the Company.