Merdeka is dedicated to fostering sustainable development that uplifts the well-being of society especially communities surrounding our mining operations. We prioritize recognizing and honoring the cultures, beliefs, and values of these communities as a fundamental cornerstone in every aspect of our operations.
This principle is reflected in a spectrum of policies, standards, procedures, and programs implemented across all operational areas. Our communication processes with various stakeholders are conducted openly and transparently, in adherence to relevant regulations and laws. As part of this approach, Merdeka also administers an independent grievance mechanism in accordance with Speaking Up Policies and the Whistleblowing System.
Merdeka’s development for sustainable community well-being is founded on the Merdeka Sustainability Policy, encompassing a range of derivative policies and standards. These subsequent documents, following the Sustainability Policy, include the Communities Policy, Communities Standards, Social Baseline and Impact Assessment Standards, as well as Community Development and Empowerment Standards.
Merdeka’s community programs are encapsulated within the Community Development and Empowerment Master Plan (Rencana Induk Pemberdayaan dan Pengembangan Masyarakat/RI PPM)). This document covers eight pillars of CDE programs: education, healthcare, real income or employment, economic self-reliance, socio-cultural aspects, environment, community institution strengthening, and infrastructure.