Supporting and sustaining the communities where Evolve operate is fundamental to our ongoing success and commitment to being a sustainable business. We will partner with, and invest in, communities close to our operations to achieve mutual long-term benefits, with a focus on four key areas:
Evolve will undertake community projects and make both financial and non-financial contributions to support the areas where we operate. All projects are undertaken in consultation with the local people and local authorities, and the nature of projects depends on the status of our operations, needs of the area, and the development goals of the region. Projects are selected carefully following extensive stakeholder consultation and are undertaken sensitively in line with our rigorous internal procedures and policies, including our corporate social responsibility policy, our anti-bribery policy and our community investment guidelines.
Strong community relations will provide the social licence for us to continue and expand our operations on a local, regional and global level. We will maintain proactive and constructive engagement with people living and working near our operations and work with them in order to develop understanding and engender a spirit of collaboration with our work and the way it is shaping and developing their area.
Evolve will have on site focal points who will form part of the community relations teams who will work closely with local people, authorities and regional governments. This contact will help us to pre-empt and answer the questions of those who live close to our sites, and to operate hand in hand with local and regional development goals. Our teams maintain an open dialogue with communities, listening to feedback, and connecting with our operational teams to find ways to improve the ways in which we work and interact.