Alacer is committed to undertaking its activities in a manner that encourages proactive and positive stakeholder engagement.
Alacer conducts stakeholder engagement under a global approach in all areas where it works. Alacer consults and engages with a wide range of parties and individuals in the community including political representatives, government institutions, employees, contractors and suppliers, the media, academic or research institutions, and non-government organizations.
This engagement strategy requires Alacer to:
- Ensure all stakeholders have been identified in an open and transparent manner, including those affected directly and indirectly, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or vulnerable groups;
- Conduct stakeholder analysis to identify rights and interests, and periodically review this throughout the life of the operation;
- Utilize transparent and consultative communication processes to engage key stakeholders and provide feedback on issues raised; and
- Apply appropriate mechanisms for hearing and resolving stakeholder feedback within transparent and defined timeframes.
Alacer’s Community Relations Policy sets the standard by which we operate.
Engagement near Çöpler
Alacer maintains constructive partnerships with the local communities and regional stakeholders surrounding Çöpler to ensure that activities which may impact them are carried out in a consultative and participatory manner.
Alacer’s Çöpler operation presents both impacts and opportunities for communities surrounding the mine. The local communities are an important source of labor and local services.
Significant time and resources are devoted to building and maintaining relationships with the key stakeholders to ensure the long-term development of constructive and positive relationships. A well-resourced community relations team on site is supported by dedicated senior staff located in the Ankara office.
In 2012, Alacer completed the relocation of the Çöpler village and 41 households were relocated to a newly built village approximately 1.5km from the mine.
In 2013, the Çöpler joint venture commenced the funding of a regional school in the nearby town of ĺliҫ. The school was completed in 2014 and it is estimated that $2.9 million (5.9 million Turkish Lira) was invested in this project over the past two years.