The Company is committed to the welfare of the local community and continues to work closely with the local population to identify worthwhile development projects.

The Company takes its corporate and social responsibilities very seriously. Amongst other things, it has undertaken two beekeeping projects, the latest of which saw 28 students graduate from a beekeeping course in Gedabek. During 2010 the Company provided short-term loans to 20 graduates who bought 65 beehives to start their beekeeping businesses.

The Company also set up an internet cafe in Gedabek and provides free training to local people on how to use the internet. During 2010, over 350 people visited the centre and 280 people attended courses. In addition, the Company has constructed roads, repaired bridges and enabled two villages to obtain fresh water.