Commitments to External Initiatives

Nevsun currently subscribes to or has adopted the following voluntary external social, environmental, human rights, and reporting principles or initiatives:

2006 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability The Bisha Mine’s social and environmental policies reflect these standards.
2012 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability BMSC benchmarks its management systems against these standards.
Global Reporting Initiative (G4) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Adopted as the framework for CSR Reporting since 2013.
International Labour Organization (ILO) Many of these UN-recognized worker rights have been incorporated into Nevsun’s corporate policies and procedures, including policies related to child/forced labour, minimum wage, overtime, maternity leave, and more.
Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) The Bisha Mine’s Health & Safety management system was developed in alignment with OHSAS 18001:2007.
UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials Adopted.
UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials Adopted.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Adopted. In conjunction with the Human Rights Impact Assessment, we began a program to ensure that the Bisha Mine’s security contractors and relevant BMSC managers will be trained annually in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.