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Developing the next major nickel project in Brazil

BUILDING TOGETHER WITH OUR COMMUNITIES

The ‘social licence to operate’ refers to the level of acceptance by local communities and stakeholders of mining companies and their operations. Whilst there is no official government permit for community acceptance of a mining project in this region, Horizonte views the acceptance of locals of its projects as an important indicator of the Company’s ability to generate returns for stakeholders over the lifetime of the mine.

The Company explicitly considers three key groups of stakeholders at the core of its business, and these include: (1) shareholders; (2) employees; and (3) government agencies & local communities. A sound social management system is considered fundamental to de-risking the projects for all of Horizonte’s key stakeholder groups.

To achieve our goals, Horizonte operates three core pillars for communities:

Economic Development Pillar

  • Maximising local employment opportunities
  • Developing local suppliers who can provide services to the Company and others in the region
  • Developing small and medium enterprises, particularly in the rural area.

Social Development Pillar

  • Providing capacity building programs to the local government and communities where the Company operates
  • Eventually investing in education/cultural activities once the project moves to operation.

Care and Respect Pillar

  • Public health program, including sexual health education
  • Environment education program
  • Resettlement program aligned with IFC guidelines
  • Mine closure plan and environmental management plans
  • Engagement and continuous communication.

In 2017 we delivered training to hundreds of locals in the rural areas surrounding the future Araguaia nickel project.

Training


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