The Solway Group is totally committed to the highest standards of health and safety, environment protection and sustainability, and community relations and development.Our first and foremost responsibility is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all of our workers, contract personnel, and members of our host communities.
We are continually improving our environmental performance. To do this, we gain a deeper understanding of the resources and energy efficiency of our assets and activities, seeking to identify, reduce and, if possible, completely eliminate any significant environmental impact caused by those activities. We ensure that all our operations protect and improve the quality of the land, air, and water where they are performed. Integrity, transparency, cooperation, effective communication, accessibility, and mutual benefit are the pillars of our philosophy of communication with our employees, our customers, our suppliers, authorities, community members, and other stakeholders. Our mission is to go beyond simply maintaining the status quo in the regions where we operate by enhancing quality of life by:
- Creating better workplaces for employees;Implementing efficient practices and modern resource-saving mining technologies;
- Developing corporate environmental, social, health, and safety management systems for our assets;
- Building social and educational infrastructures that are designed to thrive;
- Supporting municipal authorities in the improvement of local roads and other infrastructure;
- Making donations to local culture, and sports;
- Supporting indigenous people;
- Making medical services available at the municipal level for both employees and local stakeholders;
- Being responsible and accountable to the environment;
- Providing environmental monitoring on a regular basis;
- Ensuring there are internal and external corporate grievance mechanisms in place to proactively manage challenges.
All of Solway’s international companies voluntarily adhere to equatorial principles (these principles include environmental and social obligations, as specified by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to projects with a value of over US $50 million).