Surgold is building relationships with the local communities (i.e., the Paramaccaners), and, as part of the ESIA process, has conducted baseline environmental and social studies, which will allow the project to stand as a positive example of responsible mineral resource development in Suriname.

We have held public meetings with communities and interested groups to discuss the findings of the ESIA and to gain their feedback and recommendations. Furthermore, Surgold and the Paramacca community have entered into a Memorandum of Understating that includes the creation of a development fund, terms for local employment and procurement and other matters.

Newmont is committed to continue its close engagement with government and local community members to advance the development of the project in a manner that generates sustainable economic and social benefits for the people of Suriname.