WMC Indigenous Peoples Policy
WMC is committed to developing relationships of mutual understanding and respect with the indigenous peoples of the areas in which we operate or propose to operate.
To fulfil this commitment, the company will:
|Establish and maintain
effective, positive and frequent communication with indigenous groups.
|Recognise the desire
of indigenous peoples to fulfil their responsibilities within their
|Seek to identify all
indigenous interests in the area within which the company is operating
or intends to operate, define the basis for those interests whether
derived from cultural traditions, historical association, occupation,
social or economic need, and deal with those interests in accordance
with the relevant government policy.
|Recognise and observe
all state, provincial, and federal laws relevant to indigenous and cultural
|Formulate and implement
for appropriate company personnel, an indigenous awareness program,
pertinent to the local situation, which will engender the appropriate
understanding, sensitivity and respect towards the local indigenous
and appropriate, provide local indigenous groups with the opportunity
to participate directly or indirectly in employment opportunities.
|Taking into account
local conditions, provide the opportunity for qualified local indigenous
businesses to tender for the supply of goods and services necessary
for the company's local activities.
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