Guiding Principles

Having a strong social licence to operate is fundamental to the long-term success and sustainability of our business.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can be interpreted and implemented in many different ways. For Asanko, CSR means a commitment to keeping our workforce healthy and safe, contributing to the sustainable development of our host communities and minimizing environmental impacts — all while providing strong financial returns for our shareholders.

To find out more, please read our 2018 CSR Report

This commitment is manifested in Asanko's CSR Charter which embodies the core principles that guide our operations. It focuses on continuous communication and transparency, community development, strict adherence to regulations, legislation, and industry standards, as well as maintaining and growing our social licence to operate. All our charters can be found here.

Supporting the Africa Mining Vision

Asanko actively supports the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), which provides a roadmap to sustainable development in Africa for governments, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. Alongside our productive engagement with local, regional, and national institutions, the Asanko Gold Mine will contribute to the AMV's objectives through procurement, hiring, and investment in skills development, thereby extending the mine's positive economic benefits to the wider Ghanaian economy.

Asanko draws on the following international standards to guide our management imperatives and approaches:

  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Equator Principles
  • International Finance Corporation Performance Standards
  • World Bank Environment, Health, and Safety Guidelines
  • World Health Organization Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality 
  • International Cyanide Management Code