Community development


Trust is key, and we work to have an open and transparent dialogue with the local community.

Our operations depend on the capacity to ensure a long-term licence to operate.

From a strictly legal approach, a “licence to operate” corresponds to obtaining water withdrawal permits from local authorities.

However, in practice, “licence to operate” is about being accepted by and integrated within the local communities in which we operate. In most cases, we are not the only activity that occurs in the area.

Protecting source : a common challenge

Our business’ future is dependent upon the local community’s commitment to preserve the local water source, both in terms of responsible use as well as protection from pollution.

Beyond dialogue, and beyond the value created from jobs and taxes, we are also an active member of the local community, through participation in and contribution to local community events and initiatives.

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