Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of GCS’s business strategy. To be a successful business in the short, medium and long term requires considered management of risks and opportunities that may be termed ‘non-financial’. These can have a material effect on our business, and as such we choose to report on GCS’s approach to, and performance in, these areas in our annual report and accounts.
Some aspects of our approach to Corporate Responsibility can have immediate and highly tangible financial impacts, such as our business conduct practices or energy savings. Our environmental performance is more difficult to tie to our bottom line, but this area requires careful management as it can affect our license to operate in locations where we have mining and processing operations. We value our reputation as a responsible business and this helps us in attracting and retaining the best people, as does our focus on providing a positive and healthy working environment.