Self-assessment of quality of relationships:
Fair to good
Why we engage
Recognising that we are part of the communities beyond our fence lines and that their prosperity and well-being are linked to our own, we strive to make a purpose-driven, meaningful contribution towards their well-being and development. We work to create positive social impact by jointly identifying and leveraging opportunities, thereby demonstrating our commitment to transparency and collaboration.
Community engagement meetings take various formats in our mills in the regions where they operate. These range from broad liaison forums for business, local government and communities to legally mandated environmental forums that form part of the licensing conditions of mills. In South Africa, there are local farmer and community forums related to our forestry communities.
In response to the corona pandemic, we refocused our response to enable rapid community support including through support for local (in our operating communities) clinics, hospitals, feeding schemes and schools. Read more here.
|Shared priorities||Our response|
job creation, business
opportunities, economic and
and community support
Read more: Sharing value with our communities
Opportunities for value creation
Challenges for value creation