Commitments to External Initiatives

Nevsun currently subscribes to or has adopted the following voluntary external social, environmental, human rights, and reporting principles or initiatives:

2006 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability The social and environmental policies adopted for the Bisha Mine reflect these international standards.
2012 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability BMSC will continue to benchmark its management systems against the IFC Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability.
Global Reporting Initiative (G4) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Adopted as the framework for CSR Reporting since 2013.
International Labour Organization (ILO) Nevsun has incorporated many of these UN recognized worker rights into our corporate policies and procedures, including child/forced labour, minimum wage, overtime, maternity leave, etc.
Occupational Health & Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) The Bisha Mine has developed a Health & Safety management system in alignment with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007.
UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials Adopted.
UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials Adopted.
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Adopted. In conjunction with the Human Rights Impact Assessment,Nevsun has embarked on a program to ensure the Bisha Mine security contractor and relevant BMSC managers will be trained annually in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.