Engaging in a meaningful way with key stakeholders such as governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities — including First Nations and indigenous peoples — is a prerequisite for maintaining the Company’s ‘social license’ to operate and building a sustainable long-term future for the organization.
Graymont believes that the foundation of being a good neighbor is open and honest communication. Accordingly, we endeavor to be proactive in communicating our plans and seeking community input so that concerns and potential issues can be identified and addressed early on and factored into our decision-making.
Like all companies, Graymont is somewhat constrained in terms of available time and resources and the need to address multiple priorities. Nevertheless, we contribute in a significant way to the well-being and quality of life through investments in community programs, projects and activities, and by encouraging and supporting employee involvement in the broader community.