Social Responsibility

At Globe, our approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is about considering people, communities and the environment in every decision that we make.

As one of the first Australian companies to develop mining projects in Malawi, we are committed to conducting our operations in an economically and socially responsible manner and believe we have a key role to play in building strong, healthy and prosper­ous communities.

Some of the key challenges associated with investing in the countries of Africa relate to governance, capacity building, human rights, environment and social issues. The mining industry in Malawi represents one of the largest potential income sources for the long-term development of the economy. It is for this reason we acknowledge our founding role in paving the way as a good corporate citizen and the importance of transparency as we develop our projects in Africa.

Principles that underpin our decision-making are drawn from the following set of international Guiding Principles as recommended by the Australia Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG). These being:

  • The Australian Government’s Social Responsibility in the Mining and Metals Sector in Developing Countries Handbook
  • AAMIG’s Summary of Australian Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Obligations
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Updated 2011)
  • OECD Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises in Weak Governance Zones (2006)
  • The Equator Principles June 2006
  • The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)