Sundance is committed to caring for the environment and working with local communities, which is why we strive to continue to incorporate sustainable development criteria into all of our development planning and processes.
Our efforts are focusing in on the deliverables committed to in our ESA studies and meeting our established performance standards and relevant national and international standards.
Sundance has established an Environmental Policy around its Environmental and Social cornerstones and has been implementing the supporting Standards, Plans and Procedures to demonstrate its commitment to the environment and the local communities in which it works. This commitment to sustainable development is achieved by delivering its programmes in a manner which balances environmental, financial, technical, and social issues.
Sundance is committed to supporting community development, capacity building and social infrastructure for the benefit of local communities in the vicinity of the Mbalam-Nabeba Iron Ore Project. We will achieve this through:
- provision of jobs and skills training
- promoting local business opportunities
- local partnerships and initiatives, especially focused on education, training and health services
- Contributing to the country’s economy through the fiscal terms of the Project Convention
Sundance currently employs a number of Cameroon and Congolese citizens and has contributed resources to assist with the development of infrastructure, training, health services and educational facilities.
The Mbalam-Nabeba Project is a long term operation, and Sundance and its subsidiaries will work to foster and build solid foundations with their host communities as they outline and align their development programmes, core needs and ambitions.
The Company recognises its responsibilities to a large number of stakeholders, particularly those in the vicinity of the Project, and we are committed to maximising the benefits of the Project to all stakeholders. The establishment of cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with all of our partners will ensure the long term success of the Project, and is therefore considered essential in order to maintain our social license to operate.