Clients | Resource Companies
An increase in society’s awareness of environmental and social issues has added a new dimension to the way business in the mineral extraction realm is conducted. Not only has it prompted mining and other resource companies to incorporate social and environmental considerations into every step of planning and operation, it has also added an entirely new dimension to competitiveness. A dimension that sees those operations conducted in an ethical and responsible manner more likely to succeed, while mounting opposition from the communities they operate in continually plagues those that neglect these issues.
The program provides resource companies a solution for actively seeking opportunities to engage local communities and build sustainable relationships in places where they operate.
The entrepreneurial development program complements and enhances the strategic methods to obtain social licensing and community engagement; providing you sustainable solutions to promote self-reliance emphasis on economic results, and profitability.
EF is also a replicable model that can be applied in different communities worldwide and so could become an integral piece of CSR planning in mining companies with global operations.
I truly believe with the enthusiasm of the Management Team, Resource Board and this community we will see many successes come from the work we have and will continue to do to enable “individuals who have energy, ideas, and motivation for self-fulfillment but who often lack the skills necessary to transform their dreams into rewarding and satisfying enterprises”.
- Chantae Lessard, Rio Tinto Principal Advisor, Kennecott Eagle Minerals