Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of our operations worldwide, and has a special importance in emerging markets. Through its CSR policy GPB Global Resources achieves tangible results.
In Niger, GPB Neftegaz Services B.V. (a specialized consulting company of GPB Global Resources Group) allocates 5% of project investments to local social programs. The Company has already built 2 educational centers (6 classes for students from local communities) in Niamey and launched a specialized training program for the employees of the Ministry of Mines and Geology. The program aims at enhancing professional skills and applied geological techniques of the Ministry specialists.
In 2011 GPB Global Resources approved a special grant to the Ministry of Mines of Chad to finance the reconstruction of the Ministry’s building. The Group’s contribution will help build modern high-tech facilities and attract highly qualified local professionals to the mining industry.
In addition, the Company’s management has approved an annual training program of institutional support to the Ministry of Mines of Chad. The program aims at enhancing professional skills and applied geological techniques of the Ministry specialists in the Republic of Chad.
In March 2012, GPB Global Resources initiated a special charity program for the Mali Chess Federation. The program seeks to encourage children of Mali to engage in the game of chess, as it has been proven to be important in the development of a person’s mind, and will be included in educational programs in the country.
The first step of the program took place on March 6, 2012. Sergey Baranov, head of African projects at GPB Neftegaz Services B.V., presented 10 chessboards to Ousmane Diakite, head of the Mali Chess Federation. The official ceremony was held at the Russian embassy in Bamako in the presence of H.E. Alexey Dulian, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Mali, and Tidiane Niambele, the President of the National Olympic Committee of Mali.