Montero Mining & Exploration acknowledges that mining is a non-renewable activity, however we are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate, practising in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. We intend to make a meaningful impact on the people in the regions in which we operate at both an economic and social level, supporting upliftment programs based on a thorough understanding of local needs. We understand that mining companies can, and do, have an impact on the environment and agree to undertake best practices to mitigate our impact on the environment.
Montero is committed to adhering to best environmental practices, minimizing impact to the local communities while participating in programs to benefit the communities beyond the life of the mine, implementing and maintaining excellent standards of healthy and safety, implementing appropriate risk management systems and ensuring we operate a workplace environment whereby human rights and respect therefore are upheld. For more information - please see Montero's commitment to Sustainable Development
Current Sustainability and Community Development Programs
The considered areas of corporate social programs will include education, health and agricultural projects in the area of the Wigu Hill REE Project and Tanzania as a whole. Montero meets with the local communities and after assessing their local needs, a plan is put together to benefit the communities during exploration programs. A number of initial projects have been outlined and most embarked upon including:
- A baseline “Community Health Study” has been completed in an area within 50km of the project to better understand the needs and requirement of local communities to better direct CSR health initiatives.
- 160 field rubber-tired wheelchairs have been distribution in Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Morogoro region where Montero has its exploration project. 85 wheelchairs where distributed to children living with disabilities, 30 handed over in Zanzibar and 55 in Dar es Salaam with the remainder distributed in the project area.
- The chairs are an improved design on the conventional wheelchair, have better manoeuvrability and are fully adjustable so can be fitted to each child’s size and needs, therefore improving the quality of life for the children and their parents and guardians.
- Fixed a broken well in the Sesenga Village - restoring it to operation again supplying water to the village