our approach

Kibali Gold Mine’s sustainability vision is to create long-term value for all our stakeholders.

We contribute to the social and economic development of our host countries and communities. We protect the safety and health of our workforce. We respect human rights. And we manage our impacts on the natural environment, both today and with future generations in mind.

We live our vision every day, by embedding environmental, social and economic considerations into all our business decisions, through partnerships with host governments and communities and by engaging respectfully with all our stakeholders.

Delivering sustainability starts with defining it. Our corporate vision clearly sets out what sustainability means at Kibali Gold Mine and what we want our sustainability work to achieve.

 

At the heart of our sustainability philosophy is a belief that our ability to operate successfully is reliant on our ability to deliver long-term value to all our stakeholders and to proactively manage our impacts on the wider environment. That is why we invest in community-led development to help create thriving local economies and apply international best practice when it comes to protecting people and the environment.

Our business is where the mine is. So too, is our commitment to sustainability.

It is driven at an operational level, not set in a corporate office as part of a compliance exercise. Each mine plays a role in identifying programs, metrics, and targets that measure real progress and real impacts. We do not report data because it is popular, or others do so. We track our sustainability performance because it helps us make better decisions, to help de-risk projects, discover new opportunities and deliver real value for our business.

 

OUR PRINCIPLES

We put safety first

Everyone at our mines, from a General Manager on a safety walk around, to employees exercising their Stop Unsafe Work Authority, is part of an organization-wide goal of continuous improvement towards a zero-harm workplace.

We conduct our business with integrity, transparency and fairness

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applies to all staff and contractors. We have zero tolerance of bribery and corruption in all forms. We transparently report on our sustainability performance and impacts.

We build and maintain genuine partnerships

We constantly work to form and maintain mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships with our core stakeholders including governments, local communities, shareholders and suppliers.

We prioritize local hiring and buying

We build the skills and capacity of host country workers and vendors, to multiply our positive impact on local, regional and national economies.

We empower local communities

We invest in social and economic opportunities including education, water and healthcare and we form locally elected Community Development Committees to help host communities shape and deliver sustainable development on the ground.

We reduce our environmental impacts

Every site is expected to minimize energy and water use, manage waste and land safely and be a responsible steward of its natural environment.

We plan for closure at all stages

We rehabilitate our mine sites as we go and we invest in economic and environmental projects that can be sustained beyond the life of a mine.

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Kibali Gold Mine has facilitated the growth of markets around its mines, greatly stimulating economic opportunities for the local communities.

producing gold responsibly

Kibali Gold Mine is committed to producing gold in a manner that does not cause, support or benefit unlawful armed conflict or contribute to serious human rights abuses or breaches of international law. We have implemented the World Gold Council’s Conflict-Free Gold Standard and report annually on our conformance with the Standard.

building local economies

We have invested in and developed agribusiness initiatives at many of our mines. These initiatives help diversify local economies, build local capacity, and are an important part of our social closure planning