The objective of Lundin Gold's community investment program is to build shared prosperity by providing tangible support to locally impacted communities in coordination with local and national authorities, with a focus on enhancing local benefits through tax generation, procurement, investments in community infrastructure, education/skills training, and enterprise development.
We believe that our participatory approach gives us direct operational efficiencies. Better community relations means more focused and productive community meetings, more local purchasing, and more (and better) local employees. It also maintains our social license to operate, which opens doors for us around the world. But most important, it adds value to our stakeholders - from communities to investors to governments.
Through its acquisition of Fruta Del Norte, Lundin Gold inherited a number of innovative community investment initiatives: