Guyana Goldstrike has long recognized the need for extremely strong and pro-active CSR policy in the South of Guyana.
The Government of Guyana and individuals in the Government Ministries and Agencies have been extremely helpful in guidance and suggestions for our CSR policy. The CSR policy has been tailored to the South of Guyana and was completed at discussions with GoG Ministries, Agencies and many Indigenous Villages.
Comprehensive local hiring and work schedules benefit local customs and needs.
- 3 week on, 3 week off work shift schedule allows employees to actively continue subsistence farming on days off. This prevents building dependency on temporary mining industry jobs and ensures farming income continues and is added to wages earned. Also has the effect of almost doubling available jobs for local applicants.
- On-the-job training. Operators, service personnel, drivers, security, technicians, gold recovery methodology, and IT are just a few of the skills that we actively train.
- Strengthen economy with local agriculture products purchases. Everything consumed in the camp includes fresh produce, nuts, meat and value-added products such as butter, pepper, farine and cassareep.
- Community Support efforts focused on education, health, humanitarian and school sports.
- Community based satellite installation. The IT initiative will service hiring and procurement but also benefits the local community. Connecting farmers and local businessmen in Lethen and Georgetown.
At Guyana Goldstrike our employees are committed to managing and operating our sites in a professional manner that is protective of human health, safety, and the environment. Each employee is also expected to comply with our policies, programs, standards and procedures. Our operations are overseen by the Board of Directors.