Polymetal CEO Vitaly Nesis says ESG programmes must be targeted and measurable
Polymetal International chief executive Vitaly Nesis told Mining Journal simply throwing money at communities in the hope of securing and maintaining a social licence to operate was an antiquated approach.
He said miners needed to engage effectively with communities to understand what they needed and wanted, implement programmes accordingly, then measure the effectiveness of those programmes.
Nesis said a by-product of a strong performance on environmental, social and governance metrics was improved attractiveness among potential and existing employees.
Listen to part two of the podcast with Vitaly Nesis here.
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