Rosebel Gold Mines N.V., as part of an international mining company, has strict standards covering health, safety, environment, and cooperation with local communities, guided by our ZERO HARM policy.
The Zero Harm vision of Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. (Rosebel) expresses the commitment of the company to achieve the highest standards in human health and safety, to minimize its impact on the environment, and to work cooperatively with its host communities. Prior to setting up the new mine at Pikin Saramacca, we conducted an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) in 2017, to confirm the existing conditions in the area and structure any activities which would impact the environment.
It is the company’s aim to comply with international best practice standards, and involve the surrounding communities to ensure sustainable, responsible operations. One of the recent projects is a collaboration between Rosebel’s Social and Environmental Team and the local communities which involves financing equipment and training local people in carrying out environmental studies through data collection. This will enable them to monitor, manage and protect biodiversity present in the area, so no single species can become extinct.
Among the many stakeholders of Rosebel are its employees, the members of the communities immediately surrounding its activities and the people of Suriname in general. The focus of Rosebel in terms of social responsibility is to maintain effective lines of communication between itself and its stakeholders, to support the growth of surrounding communities and to contribute to advancements in various sectors, such as healthcare and education.
Rosebel has established numerous programs and practices in the areas of health & safety, community development and environment that support the vision and our ultimate objective of Zero Harm. Our approach to Zero Harm has garnered recognition from credible institutions that work with and monitor the activities of mining companies. Locally, the results of our efforts in all areas of sustainability have proven the success of the programs.