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Sustainable
Development




For Agincourt Resources, sustainable development is a fundamental principle for doing business. Agincourt Resourcesbelieve that mines should be developed, operated, and closed in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. This must take into consideration a range of activities relating to project approval, protection of the environment, and social welfare. By consistently working towards these outcomes, we aim to establish and maintain a reputation as valuable and trusted members of the communities in which we work and live.

Sustainable management outcomes for the Martabe Gold Mine are integrated into the ongoing management of operations in several key ways including the use of risk-based integrated management systems, the provision of adequate resourcing in terms of both budgets and manpower, the requirement for sustainability outcomes to be included in annual plans and the operation of special committees.

Planning for sustainable development remains a key focus of the management team and is supported by ongoing implementation of special studies. In most cases these are conducted by specialist consultants, many of whom are recognised internationally as being leaders in their fields.

The site targets a number of special committees targeting specific aspects of sustainable operations

  • Site Water Management
  • Acid Mine Drainage Management
  • Stakeholder Management Steering
  • Tailings Storage Facility Safety
  • Safety Steering
  • Risk Management