Social

Partnering with stakeholders is core business at Syrah Resources and is the central premise of our Community Development Plan (CDP) that will guide the delivery of all community initiatives over the next five years.

Our ability to work with and upskill local communities is a critical element of our license to operate and will directly determine the enduring benefit we create in the Balama district.

Syrah Resources has established genuine meaningful relationships with our community stakeholders and was awarded the prize for Best Company for Social Responsibility at the Cabo Delgado Economic Fair (FECAD) in 2014.

We are currently implementing our Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) that involves the relocation of a number of farms which overlapped land on the company’s mining lease. To date, the program has been a great success and is being recognised in Mozambique as a leading example of how such programs should be implemented.

The Farmers National Union, after speaking with the Balama Relocation Commission and visiting the affected stakeholders, declared the RAP as a leading example of resettlement.

Our community development initiatives are linked closely with the findings of the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment to ensure we understand the social and environmental needs of the local communities and implement practical meaningful initiatives to meet these needs.

Our community development initiatives focus on the following key areas:

  • Employment and training;
  • Physical projects; and
  • Education

Read our Social Sustainability Policy here.