Free, Prior And Informed Consent

A critical aspect of our revised Sustainability Policy is the reaffirmation of our commitment to obtain the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of communities with customary claims to the land impacted or overlapping with our concessions. We respect the rights of indigenous people and other local communities to give or withhold their free, prior and informed consent to development of land to which they hold legal, communal or customary rights. We identify local communities' tenure and user rights through participatory Social Impact Assessment and engage in fair and informed negotiations over access rights to land and other natural resources.
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