Our social performance is based on understanding and minimising the potential impacts of our activities on communities and managing social risks to the business. We seek to respect human rights, engage meaningfully with stakeholders and make a positive difference to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.

Social performance at Iluka includes:

  • the identification, management and monitoring of social impacts and risks;
  • meaningful engagement with stakeholders;
  • responsive management of grievances;
  • the sharing of benefits; and
  • addressing location or project-specific social considerations such as cultural heritage management, human rights, local employment and procurement, and resettlement.​
Our HSEC Policy, Human Rights Policy and Social Performance Standard guide our approach to working with communities and stakeholders. The standard, and related procedures, provide a framework of mandatory social performance requirements. Sites and projects are subject to periodic assessments and audits, and initiatives to strengthen social performance practices are ongoing.

Our global footprint in countries outside Australia has heightened our proactivity in identifying and addressing a broader range of social issues, risks and impacts. This is particularly relevant with our operations in Sierra Leone. The strategic partnership with IFC commits the Sierra Rutile operations and the Sembehun project to meeting IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards, including:
  • Performance Standard 1: Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts. Includes requirements to identify and assess environmental and social risks and impacts, maintain a management system, engage communities, establish a grievance mechanism and monitor and measure effectiveness. 
  • Performance Standard 4: Community Health, Safety, and Security. Includes requirements to adopt responsible practices to reduce risks such as worksite accidents, hazardous materials, the spread of diseases, and/or interactions with security personnel. It requires emergency preparedness and response, and prevention control measures.
  • Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement. Advises companies to avoid involuntary resettlement wherever possible and to minimise its impact on those displaced through mitigation measures such as fair compensation and improvements to living conditions. Active community engagement throughout the process is essential.
  • Performance Standard 8: Cultural Heritage. Guides companies in protecting cultural heritage from adverse impacts of project activities and supporting its preservation. It also promotes the equitable sharing of benefits from the use of cultural heritage.

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