Paladin continues to fulfil its social development undertakings under the terms of the Kayelekera Mine Development Agreement. The Company has developed a Social Sustainability Management Plan (SSMP) to ensure that social and cultural environmental aspects and impacts associated with the operation of the Kayelekera Mine are identified and appropriately managed. Paladin’s social development initiatives in Malawi are based on the principles set forth in the SSMP.
The Australian Government handbook on Social Responsibility in the Mining and Metals Sector in Developing Countries draws on examples of Australian leading practice in Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa. Paladin’s Social Management Plan for the Kayelekera Mine was selected as a case study in the handbook.