Cominco recognises the critical importance of the social and community aspects of the Hinda Project. In order to better manage interactions with local communities in and around the project and its licence areas, the group has implemented a number of social research programmes and promotes open dialogue with all communities in the Hinda Project area.
In 2014, Cominco conducted a thorough Social Impact Assessment with assistance from world renowned consultants with Congo government supervision from relevant Ministries. The Company has ongoing communication with local village chiefs, community members, and regional elected officials so that communities can better understand the Hinda Project development and potential impacts. Cominco is defining with the communities how to best benefit local communities on a co-operative and reciprocal, rather than unilateral, level. In the Image Gallery section there are pictures about our community project, click here to see them.
Cominco Resources has a Community Liaison Officer to coordinate with the affected communities in the Hinda area, working in conjunction with local communities, International Advisors, Congolese National advisors, and government authorities.