Exploration employees are often the first contact with communities, and we understand that we have an obligation to create shared value for all our stakeholders.
Robust relationships built on a foundation of trust are critical throughout the entire mining cycle, from exploration and development through to operations and closure. We view them as an essential part of securing and maintaining our social licence to operate.
Our measure of Social Licence when exploring is the level of acceptance, trust and approval that stakeholders and communities extend to Evolution.
Each of our projects are set amongst communities with their own special qualities and character. Our partnering opportunities and community investments are therefore unique and tailored to the needs of the local community.
Evolution has a Community Relations Policy and Community Principles that guide our behaviour when interacting with the community.
Respecting the culture of Indigenous peoples
Securing the support of communities in which we operate is core to our operations and ongoing success as a business. It is important that we form trusting and mutually beneficial relationships with our Traditional Custodians and First Nation Groups, supporting their goals and protecting their cultural heritage.
How we engage with the Traditional Custodians and First Nation Groups is outlined in Evolution’s:
Social Responsibility Performance Standard.