Since the company was set up, we have always had a strong sense of social and environmental responsibility. Our success has been achieved with the strong support of the communities in which we work and the hard work and dedication of our employees. We want to be recognised as a positive force for growth and change in the rapidly changing world and seek to be recognised as the new face of mining and exploration in Saudi Arabia.
We are proud of our efforts in preserving the environments in which we work, and it is our ambition to be able to manage our activities in an environmentally sustainable manner and help create and maintain an environment in which our children and the communities in which we work can look forward to a positive future.
- International Council on Mining and Metals – Mining Principles
- Responsible Mining News
“Our ambition is to become the leader in the field of exploration and mining in Saudi Arabia. This ambition stretches beyond our technical achievements and embraces the improvement of the communities in which we work as well and being recognised for our stewardship in managing the environments in which we work. I am proud of the work we have done so far and enjoin our employees and communities to share in our passion for making our world better.”
Brian Hosking CEO GMCO
International Council on Mining and Metals – Mining Principles
The focus on sustainable development has become a driving force in our times and in 2015 UN set out ambitious 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) which aim to end poverty and protect our planet. In seeking to address this challenge the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) recognised that there is increasing scrutiny of where our metals and minerals come from and whether they are being responsibly mined. To meet this challenge the ICMM set out 10 principles to define good practice environmental, social and governance requirements for the mining industry. The ambition is to ensure that the mining industry operates in a way that will allow for the sustained production of metals and minerals to meet the increasing demand for these commodities in a society that is rightly seeking to decarbonise the global economy over the coming decades.
Gold and Minerals fully endorses these ICMM Mining Principles: