NEVSUN Resources Ltd. (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) (Nevsun or the Company) is pleased to announce the release of its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines were used in the preparation of this Report and is in accordance with the ‘Core’ criteria option of the fourth generation (G4) Framework.
Highlights of the Report
** Safety record: Excellent – zero lost time injuries in the year
** Community: Well engaged and maximizing local opportunities for employment
** Environment: Land use, biodiversity studies, water & waste management, mine closure planning
** Employees: Human rights assessment, fair treatment, benefits, training & localization
** Government related remittances: $129 million in 2013 and $548 million since Bisha went into production in 2011
” Our CSR Report highlights our evolving environmental and social performance governance programs at the Bisha Mine that are aimed at reinforcing our commitment to making a collaborative, positive impact in Eritrea. Active stakeholder engagement involved an extensive materiality exercise during the year that played a key role in prioritizing CSR topics and issues to monitor and improve upon. Our desire to maintain a long-term social license and to operate a premier mining operation requires a strong commitment to dialogue and transparency with all of our stakeholders, ” stated Cliff Davis, CEO of Nevsun.
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