Ongoing Commitments


Terra Energy is a responsible resource company with a strong commitment to consulting with all stakeholders in order to build community support and maintain social licence to operate (SLO).

The total worth the company creates is not only in the products it provides to our valued customers or the productive employment opportunities for employees. It also includes the positive contributions made to members of the community who are engaged in, related to or affected by, our business activities.

Terra Energy seeks to invest in local communities. This as an investment in showing the company is committed to providing benefits for all involved or affected by our business activities.

Our Community Program is developed to:

  • Respond quickly and effectively to community concerns.
  • Identify key areas in which we can contribute to the social wellbeing of the community.
  • Endeavour first to employ from communities where we operate
  • Optimise our use of energy, water and other natural resources – regularly monitoring to verify    compliance and track improvements
  • Increase waste management resources to cope with increased consumption levels
  • Remediate, rehabilitate and restore land, using indigenous plants
  • Advertise and manage grievance mechanisms
  • Ensure appropriate financial resources are set aside to meet closure obligations
  • At closure, ensure economic and social activities are in place to maintain the long term health of communities
  • Consciously act in a way that will recognise the effect of our operations on the community and ensure any negative impacts are minimised.
  • Instil a high level, cultural understanding in our employees and operational partners of the importance of their role in developing positive community relations.
  • Document and highlight the company’s policy on donating goods and services and not cash.
  • Working towards shifting from donation of goods and services to community development partnerships with associates that have common objectives.

As part of Terra Energy’s approach to engaging with stakeholders, a number of recognised consultative strategies are utilised and a stakeholder mapping tool has helped to formulate priorities.

The company seeks to:

  • Recognise the potential our operations have in affecting the community both positively and negatively.
  • Consult with community groups to gauge the community feeling towards our activities and operations.
  • Treat all community criticism with the highest regard and document the process so we can respond appropriately and provide feedback to all respondents.
  • Encourage all our personnel and operational partners act transparently, proactively and with respect in dealing with members of the public and to carry out their duties in a manner that is socially responsible.

In addition, Terra Energy is a signatory to and supporter of several important initiatives that demonstrate our commitment to a sustainability.

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights

In 2014, Terra Energy implemented the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and has developed an internal check list to ensure compliance across its mining operations.

In December 2000, the United States and United Kingdom governments, along with a group of extractive companies and non-governmental organisations, agreed on a set of principles, known as the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), to guide companies on security and human rights.

The VPSHR provides a short, concise outline of actions companies should take to assess risks and implement public and private security measures in a manner that respects human rights to which London Mining subscribes.

For more information on the Voluntary Principles please see:

http://www.voluntaryprinciples.org/files/voluntary_principles_english.pdf

Bribery Act 2010

Terra Energy is fully compliant with the UK Parliament’s Bribery Act 2010. All staff and contractors are contractually bound to comply with Terra Energy’s ‘Anti-fraud, Bribery and Corruption Policy’, in which the Act is referenced. All workers are required to contribute towards maintaining the a culture of honesty and ethical behavior within the company, and all staff members are required to undergo training on the Bribery Act and how to detect, manage, and report potential breaches of it.

For more information on the bribery act please visit:

http://www.transparency.org.uk/our-work/business-integrity/bribery-act

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/23/contents