We recently partnered with the Philippine authorities to hold a seminar to better equip our security contractors with the tools to observe the basic principles of human rights. The activity was held in July at the mine’s 550-man camp.
The officer in charge of the commission on Human Rights, Cecilia Lazaro, conducted an information and education seminar among security personnel tasked to guard the mine’s premises. The seminar focused its discussion on several rules applied in such situations where engagement is inevitable. Our team taught the delegates about the requirement of a person in a position of authority to exercise maximum tolerance in dealing with actual and potential civil disturbances.
A Community and Human Rights Compliance Standards Manual was recently published and distributed around the company.