Environmental leadership in the mining industry is a strategic business objective of AMAK. Maintaining high professional standards for our environmental practices is vital to our long-term sustainable success and forms the foundation of our corporate reputation. AMAK acknowledges its responsibility to manage the environmental effects associated with its operations as we pursue our goal of generating value for our shareholders, our employees and our local communities.
Through responsible mining practices and close cooperation with community leaders, local governments and business leaders, AMAK actively contributes to the economic and social development of the communities in which it operates. AMAK works to strengthen communities with a special emphasis on improving local infrastructure, potable water supplies, waste management practices, education and healthcare.
Environmental responsibility, social initiatives and economic contributions have become the pillars of our strategy to develop healthy communities, sustainable beyond the mining operations we carry out today. Through communications and partnerships with locals to implement community projects, we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship, employee safety and economic and social development in the communities near our mine.
The Board of Directors oversees community sustainable development and relations through Health, Safety and Environment management. The Managing Director of the BoD regularly meets with local community representatives to listen to their concerns and develop the good relationship needed to enable AMAK to work in a safe and friendly environment.
AMAK believes that, the concept of CSR nowadays includes a broader notion linked to a business approach that considers the social, environmental and economic impacts of the corporate performance and that incorporates ethical principles, health and occupational safety, good labor practices, the respect for individual rights as well as environmental care. AMAK Corporation enters a society not only as an active economic engine but also as a social agent, and it is through CSR that entrepreneurs may commit to actively participate in sustainable development.
AMAK also produces an annual report through its consultancy, Esco, specifying the sustainable development actions required, which will comply with all government regulations.