Whilst seeking to maximise the value of our assets, we aim to contribute to the social and economic development of the areas in which we operate and to minimise our environmental, social and socio-economic impact.
We view sustainability as a source of value creation and an integral part of our decision-making processes. Our approach is informed by the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles.
We are committed to engage with our communities in a transparent and meaningful way. Our intention is to develop our social programs, in partnership with communities, local authorities and third-party experts, to reflect and respond to community requirements as we develop our Project in Guinea.
Providing a safe working environment and maintaining people’s health, safety and well-being are of paramount importance to PDI. The Company is committed to providing a safe, secure and rewarding work environment, and to maintaining exceptional health and safety performance wherever it operates.
Respecting our colleagues and the partners that work with PDI is a fundamental part of our commitment to protecting stakeholders. We respect recognised international human and labour rights and have a zero-tolerance stance on modern slavery.
To that end, we support their rights to safe working conditions, equal treatment and fair reward for their efforts, and – implement mechanisms to maintain effective relationships with employees, communities and other stakeholders.
Environmental management and protection is a critical priority for PDI. We recognise that mining activities have an impact on the environment, and we are committed to prevent, minimise and mitigate any negative environmental impacts where we operate.
We are also sensitive to the threats posed by climate change and recognise the findings of the 2015 Paris Agreement. We take a proactive approach to identifying and assessing the potential risks and impacts of our operations at all stages of a project. In line with this, we seek to manage natural resources efficiently and will look at ways to reduce resource consumption, identify cleaner sources of energy and protect biodiversity, while always collaborating with local communities.