We aim to engage in a meaningful way with local neighbours and groups, providing information about our activities and plans, and seeking feedback and input. We strive for mutual respect and understanding as a basis for resolving any concerns. We plan to conduct systematic stakeholder mapping and formalise our stakeholder engagement programme, providing clear opportunities for dialogue with local communities and our wider stakeholder network.
- Prior to our exploration drilling programmes, we hold group meetings in the locality and visit potentially affected residents individually, providing contact details in case of any concerns.
- We hold community meetings at least once per year to update members of the public on the South Crofty project progress and provide an opportunity for questions and feedback (latest meeting September 2022).
- We formed a South Crofty Mine Local Liaison Group, in compliance with regulatory requirements, to provide a forum for keeping government representatives and invited members of the public informed of developments, and for any concerns to be discussed.
- Plans are underway to provide visits to interested parties to see and hear about our activities on site at South Crofty (first such visit took place January 25, 2023).
We value opportunities to make positive contributions to our host community. We believe we can play an important role in inspiring future generations, linking into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning in the primary school curriculum and higher education, supporting young people with gaining valuable workplace experience, as well as supporting local charities.
- We facilitate and fund educational trips for primary school pupils to local mining museums and heritage sites.
- We have been welcoming interns and placement students into our team over the last few years and will continue to do so.
- We support higher education through our collaboration with Exeter University and Camborne School of Mines by providing research project opportunities in mining, surveying, geology and renewable power generation, and providing access to the mine workings for practical studies.
- We support local sports clubs and charity events through sponsorship and one-off initiatives.
- We support local community groups and education initiatives indirectly via our contributions to Redruth Charity Trust.
- We strive to employ local people where practicable, with training to develop the necessary skills, with 100% of our new employee hires in 2022 being Cornish residents.
Moving forward, we plan to refine our collaborative approach with the community, enabling us to maximise opportunities for focused support and development initiatives. An additional area of focus for us is the hiring of employees from the local area and procurement of goods and services from local businesses, both of which can be beneficial for the local economy.
Our contact details can be found on the contact page.