SSR does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, marital status or disability or any other grounds prohibited by law. Harassment, including sexual, physical and verbal, is prohibited. We treat our people fairly and without discrimination, with full regard for their human rights.
Our policies are aligned with the ‘Protect, Respect, Remedy’ framework of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
As a mining company, we understand that our operations and activities may impact a broad range of human rights within the company and in local communities. We recognize our roles and responsibilities in respecting, and protecting the human rights of those affected by our activities.
Since 2019, we have been conducting an ongoing, voluntary, human rights assessment to enhance our understanding and management of human rights. We are assessing impacts across a range of human rights topics, including working conditions, environmental issues, security arrangements, vulnerable
groups, Indigenous relations, and supply chain management. This assessment is being conducted by an independent, third-party consultant, to ensure impartial, objective results.
In 2019, we developed and published an enterprise-level human rights policy that serves as the framework for our operating sites.
On an ongoing basis, our operations are subject to internal and external human rights reviews, in which we assess a range of impacts related to human rights as part of environmental and social impact assessments. We also assess human rights risks as part of our enterprise risk management reviews.
In 2020, our ongoing human rights assessment will continue, and we will work to align our internal policies to the relevant commitments of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.