KCGM contributes millions of dollars annually to the Australian economy through the employment of local citizens, the purchase of goods and services, payroll taxes, government royalties, land use payments, salaries and supporting community projects. We invest directly and significantly in community initiatives that support community capacity-building activities, including scholarships, in-kind support and sponsorship grants.
In additional to making financial investments in the community, KCGM employees give their time to the community. An employee volunteer program provides employees with opportunities to support local events through donations of their time and energy. In any given year, employees at Kalgoorlie will collectively donate hundreds of volunteer hours to support community initiatives.
In 2012, employees were publicly recognized for their contributions to the community when Barrick awarded the mine’s Environmental and Social Responsibility team with the Barrick Global Excellence Award for participation in a community tree planting-day. The event involved more than 40 staff and their families, who helped plant 3,000 trees and shrubs in the greenbelt buffer between the mine and the city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.