Topic: People
BE09

Community health is safeguarded

A Future-Fit Business actively seeks to anticipate, avoid and address the concerns of all local communities whose wellbeing may be affected by its operational activities.

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About this goal

Every business depends on the goodwill, health and resilience of the communities in which it operates, and must ensure its presence does nothing to undermine their wellbeing.

Future-Fit companies take all steps possible to ensure their presence does not negatively impact surrounding communities. The emphasis here is on putting in place appropriate mechanisms to pre-empt, identify, assess and manage community concerns, so that potentially serious issues and legitimate grievances do not go unaddressed.

To be Future-Fit, a company must do three things:

  1. It must seek to anticipate and avoid concerns from communities potentially affected by its activities;
  2. It must impartially assess any concerns that do arise; and
  3. It must ensure it effectively and transparently manages those concerns.

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BE09: Community health is safeguarded