Community Wellbeing

Community wellbeing indicators assess the extent to which companies are taking measures to show respect for mining-affected communities and other groups. The issues covered include for example human rights, stakeholder engagement, local economic benefits, and risk assessment. The social performance of companies is of critical importance to the prevention of harmful impacts and to the maintenance of a stable context for mining activities.

Average of the best scores achieved collectively by all companies for each one of the indicators under the thematic area

Average of the scores achieved by each one of the companies under this thematic area

Commitment (3 indicators)
Action (12 indicators)
Effectiveness (7 indicators)

Summary of results

Community wellbeing shows the lowest overall average of all thematic areas, at only 18%. Nonetheless, collectively the companies have demonstrated that significant improvement in this thematic area is well within their reach. The best scores seen across all indicators show that the companies could already achieve a score of 66% by adopting the good practices demonstrated by their peers (as shown by the Collective Best Score on the chart – the sum of all best scores seen across all Community Wellbeing indicators).

Leading practices in Community Wellbeing include, for example, a set of management standards on assessing and addressing impacts on land use and land access, which require operations to develop post-mining land-use objectives in consultation with affected communities and government authorities.