Many of our operations are located within or near local communities. We manage our activities that can potentially affect community health and where possible, seek opportunities to have a positive impact on community health. This ranges from mitigating impacts such as dust and noise, to helping reduce the occurrence of communicable diseases and providing local health and wellbeing screening initiatives.

This year, our Sierra Rutile operation focussed on improving the capture of communicable disease data. The data enabled the identification of high risk areas for implementing disease prevention programs. Malaria and typhoid remain a significant threat in the region, however good progress has been made in reducing the frequency of these diseases. In particular, typhoid vaccinations, testing, community information and improvements in water quality management have delivered a reduction in cases. This has been aided through investment in equipping the Clinic, as described in the case study - Improving medical services at Sierra Rutile.