We participate in community activities on the basis of respect and good faith and for the common sustainable development of the community and the company. We carried out various cooperation with the community so that it benefits from the company’s production and operation.
We are committed to investing no less than 1% of Zijin Mining’s profit for every financial year in community development. We go deep into the communities where the projects are located, provide vocational trainings to the locals, formulate local procurement plans to support local suppliers, and make local employment plans to increase the local employment rate. We pay taxes and fees for the use of land and forest land in full amount to the local governments according to laws, which increase the revenue of the local governments so that they can use the funds to improve the livelihood of the local people. We provide funding to improve the local transportation, education, health care, environment, safety, medical services and pandemic prevention. We develop various welfare projects to support the underprivileged groups. In doing so, we make significant contributions to the national, regional, and local economies of the places where our projects operate. Considering the needs of local community, for materials with geographical advantages, our procurement process gives priority to procurement from local companies, thus to help them grow, increase local government taxation, and contribute to the economic development of the community.
We attach importance to local employment, by creating jobs for local community as much as possible, and giving priority to the recruitment of local or adjacent community employees. The local employment plan not only increases the income of local people, but also further improve the relationship with local community.
In our values, businesses cannot thrive without the resources of the communities in which they operate and the support of their aboriginal employees. Therefore, the value of "mining for a better society" has always led us to create sustainable wealth for the communities in which we operate, includinglivelihood restoration during and after mine closure. We are committed to developing more diversified industries for the local community to improve the local people's livelihood.
All our operations have standalone mine-closure plans that fit in local contexts. Ourmine closure standard is to identify requirements to responsibly close and reclaim mine sites in order to reduce environmental, economic, safety, social risks, and maintain social acceptance.
In the planning and design phase of project, we require all operations to develop a closure plan with a closure vision established and maintained with associated specific closure objectives and land-use plans. Meanwhile, we will fully consider the closure budget, including funding for post-closure land restoration, employee and community development plans, and incorporate future mine closure plans into initial geological and geotechnical design plans and environmental and social impact assessments. Closure plans should be regularly updated, including closure risk assessment, gap analysis, regulatory conditions and community and stakeholder commitments.
Mine closure plan should include:
Life of Mine (LOM) Closure costs
An outline of the legal and regulatory closure requirements for the site
Stakeholder expectations and management plans
Identification of final land use(s) and land restoration plan
Description of impacts
Closure and post-closure risk assessment
During the implementation of mine closure, we pay high attentions to stakeholder engagement. Closure timeframes must be communicated to stakeholders, and stakeholders must be updated as the timeframe evolves. Therefore,community and us can promote economic and social transition after mine closure together.
We focus onlocalcommunity skills development and support. We will actively promote beneficial reuse of infrastructure post closure where possible,reduce negative impacts on surrounding communities, and leave behind a positive post-closure legacy, such as developing mine sites into mine park or constructingtourism infrastructure. We will help transition employees and local communities to a post-mining economy. For employees, we provide transition support and work to identifycareer developmentopportunities where possible.
We willcontinue to conduct environmental and social monitoring of post-restoration areas during the implementation ofmine closure plan.
Zijin Musonoie Mining contributes to socio-economic development and infrastructure construction.
In the Congo (DRC), Musonoie incorporated socio-economic assessment in the due diligence, including information about community co-development, identified key stakeholders, and established a community co-development plan encompassing stakeholder communication and participation mechanisms. Witnessed by the Lualaba Provincial Government and the Provincial Department of Mines, it officially signed the 2021-2025 Community Project Task Statement with the eight affected communities around the mine, and planned to invest about US$4.4 million as donations in five years in the form of successive construction of more than 20 projects, including training schools, medical and health stations, professional farms, farmers markets, multi-purpose stadiums, and municipal water supply facilities, with the focus on solving the more urgent problems of the local communities, including road safety, community health and pandemic prevention, dust and noise, resident relocation, agricultural development, and drinking water sanitation.
Musunoi donated a large amount of urgently needed items and school supplies to 150 orphans in Kanina Orphanage, including corn meal, milk powder, food oil, and onions
Continental Gold helps community coffee business go global
Continental Gold supports the development of coffee estates in the areas affected by the Buriticá project. By providing management training to estate operators and guiding them to create their own business models, it increased the popularity of the local coffee to build well-knowned coffee brands. The company assisted the local community to establish a coffee growers’ association, covering 13 local coffee brands and involving a total of 260 coffee growers in the local communities. In 2021, Continental Gold won the Antioquia Mining Social Responsibility Award for the third consecutive year.
Xinjiang Zijin Zinc responded to the national strategy to help communities to alleviate poverty
Rooted in the West of China, Xinjiang Zijin Zinc actively responds to the Chinese government’s call for targeted poverty alleviation, and is involved in the poverty alleviation campaign in local communities. Through the precise measures of “employment assistance + education assistance + fixed-point assistance,” It continues to implement the “Four Priorities” policy - giving priority to the employment of college graduates who are native of the local communities, to supporting the employment of poor families, to the employment of local minority residents, and to training and promoting minority management cadres. These measures successfully increased the income of community residents, provided employment for more than 3,000 people in the local areas, and paid more than 1.7 billion yuan in cumulative taxes and fees, accounting for more than 70% of the local Wuqia County’s total tax revenues. It helped the impoverished village - Kolerik Village - where the mine is located to be among the first in getting rid of poverty, in an effort to help China complete the task of comprehensive poverty alleviation as scheduled. It was honored with the title of "National Advanced Collective for Poverty Alleviation."
Serbia Zijin repairs community water supply pipelines
In April 2021, in order to solve the problem of aging and damaged water supply pipes in Bela Village, Bor City, Serbia, Serbia Zijin Copper invested 1.2 million yuan to renovate the tap water supply pipes in the village, enabling more than 700 local villagers to drink clean and hygienic tap water.
Founding of Zijin High School
In order to alleviate the increasing shortage of educational resources in Shanghang County where the Company’s headquarters is located, improve the quality of education in backward areas, and train outstanding talents for the local community as a way to give back to the community and benefit the society, the company invested 830 million yuan in 2019 to establish a non-profit school - Zijin High School, allowing more than 3,600 local children to go to school. Since its establishment, it has had the goal of becoming a first-class school in the province, and made vigorous efforts to introduce excellent teachers while attaching importance to the cultivation of students' comprehensive quality. The initial efforts of the school led to remarkable results, which have been well recognized by the local government and the community.
Zijin High School campus
Serbia Zijin respects local customs and helps with cultural inheritance
As an important ethnic group in Bor, Serbia, 11 of the 12 villages around Bor are Vlach villages. The Vlach Culture and Art Festival is an annual traditional ethnic cultural event of the Vlachs in the Bor area. Every year, government officials, local companies, social figures from all walks of life, and community residents will gather and celebrate the festival together. Serbia Zijin Copper and Serbia Zijin Mining attach great importance to the cultural and folk customs of the surrounding communities of the project, giving great support to the continuation of this folkloric and cultural event. In August 2021, they sponsored the organization of the 28th Vlach Ethnic Culture Festival in Bor City and were awarded the title of "Honorary Residents" by the local communities.
Participating in the local cultural festivals