The business sets up meetings with local and indigenous communities to discuss their land, property and water rights, where this is relevant to the operations of the business

What does this mean?

  • It is important for a responsible business to determine if it has any negative effects on the local communities with regards to their access to land, property and water rights.
  • This is best done through having meetings with the local communities or tribal leaders, etc.
  • It is important to keep records of these meetings so that it can be seen what was discussed, issues raised and specifically how the business plans to deal with them.
  • Records should also be kept of any agreements made with the communities.