Human rights impact assessment: Nevsun's Bisha Mine - 2015 Audit

Author: LKL International Consulting Inc., Published on: 26 January 2017

“Human rights impact assessment of the Bisha mine in Eritrea”, August 2015

...During the audit period, solid progress has been made on the implementation of the recommendations of the HRIA report…BMSC managers understand that most of the HRIA recommendations require sustained effort—for example for training, screening and dialogue with suppliers and coordination of grievance mechanisms…[T]he necessary internal Standard Operating Procedures, capacity, and resources were being marshalled for the ongoing implementation of the initial HRIA recommendations…[T]he identification of emerging human rights issues related to exploration, staff turnover, road safety and security has provided an opportunity for dialogue with managers and affected stakeholders… BMSC has an important role and responsibility to set a positive benchmark for the Eritrean mining sector…[I]t is important…to…[ensure] transparency, stakeholder engagement, and accountability for the CSR and HRIA efforts at the Bisha Mine...[and] for BMSC to contribute to dialogue and cooperation about the responsible development of the broader mining industry in Eritrea…A number of recommendations about next steps have been provided throughout this report...

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Related companies: Nevsun (part of Zijin Mining)