STATEMENT OF BUSINESS PRINCIPLES
Message from the Chief Executive
The way TRG operates is central to our goal of creating value for
shareholders and the ethical framework for our conduct is embodied
in our statement of Business Principles.
Over the last few years the evolution of best practice within the
natural resources industry has formalised the process of communication
on ethical issues. As a result, the stakeholders in the mining industry have
a clear understanding of the commitment of individual companies to the
people who are affected by operations.
At TRG we welcome scrutiny in this area and expect our ability to
meet high ethical standards to be an important descriptor of our
Company as we develop our business in the years ahead.
Given the challenging circumstances in which TRG operates, much
work needs to be done to achieve our ethical ambitions and that process
will be a progressive one.
Currently TRG only has operations in Sierra Leone and we represent a
substantial part of the country’s export revenue. Our Board believes that
the way we work and treat our constituents is an important part of the
value which we can bring to the region, in much the same way that our
visibility in other parts of the world is an opportunity to promote Sierra
Leone as an attractive place to operate and invest.
The basic rights of individuals around the world should not be
compromised by international boundaries, whatever their historical
background. In reality the rights of individuals do appear different in some
areas and TRG does not seek to judge the actions of others nor allow
our attention to waiver from our own goals. The approach of our Board
is to lead by example and ensure that ethical criteria are a feature of our
corporate personality in all that we do every day.
We are a company that has agreed to take on the same performance
obligations as members of International Council on Mining & Metals
(ICMM)* and we seek continual improvement in our performance and
contribution to sustainable development so as to enhan