Corporate social responsibility
ENK is a growing company and believes that an ethical and responsible approach to mining is essential for its growth. ENK aims to ensure that its projects provide lasting benefits to all of its stakeholders in accordance with the principles of sustainable development so that they “meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs”.
Over the next five years, ENK has the potential to grow production to over 50,000 tonnes of nickel. With increased scale and geographical footprint comes the additional challenge of environmentally and socially responsible development. Moreover, the Company understands its potential impacts as well as wider stakeholder concerns about the mining sector. The Company has therefore developed procedures and policies including performance standards for health and safety, environmental protection, governance and community relations.
These standards reflect best practice as recognised by both its mining peers and the international community – including international standards on labour and human rights, World Bank guidelines and voluntary initiatives such as the ICMM Framework for Sustainable Development. ENK also complies with the national laws and respects the customs of countries in which it operates. These standards are being structured according to the Company’s “Health, Safety, Environment and Community (HSEC) Approval Process” which has been developed to allow for such issues to be addressed systematically throughout a project’s life cycle. Under this approach, ENK looks beyond the immediate investment to consider its long-run goals and objectives from start to finish, including the impact of closure.