SMI is committed to enhancing the socio-economic capacity, prosperity and sustainable development of our neighboring communities in a manner that avoids dependency on the Tampakan Project and improves long-term quality of life.

We believe the proposed Project can be a catalyst for regional development and will deliver strong social economic benefits to the broader community. Our social development programs include support for infrastructure development, access to education and health facilities and services, safeguarding of cultural values, institutional capacity building, and enterprise development.

From 2007 to 2012, SMI shareholders have collectively contributed in community social investment and sustainable development initiatives in the following areas of focus:

  • Education – PhP78.18M

    - Including financially supporting 85,269 students from elementary to college
  • Health (2008 to 2012) – PhP31.51M

    - Including training 1,042 health workers from 2011 to 2012
    - With 71,387 individuals reached through medical missions or outreach from 2010 to 2012
  • Enterprise and job creation – PhP50.77M

    - Benefitting 4,043 households from 2010 to 2012

On environmental management, SMI invested a total of PhP75.9M from 2011 to 2012, including:

  • Producing a total of 787,888 seedlings from 2005 to 2012 for distribution and planting
  • Reforesting 627.45 hectares from 2011 to 2012

From 2007 to 2012, SMI has invested some PhP426.4M for its various Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programs aimed to enhance the social and economic development of local communities enabling a sustainable development trajectory even after mine life.

From 2013 to 2015, SMI continued to fund mandatory community development programs, key sustainable development programs on environmental management, and limited voluntary funding for health and education initiatives.

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