Social Responsibility - Overview

Bisha Mining Share Company (BMSC) is committed to ensuring its operations provide a comprehensive positive societal impact. We work with nearby communities to maximize local employment and training opportunities.  We provide a constant stream of state revenue that assists in numerous community infrastructure projects across the country. We work towards ensuring all of our workers, contractors and subcontractors from our operations through to the supply chain are treated with dignity and respect. We employ high international health & safety standards to ensure all of our people can return home safely to their families each and every day. We employ evolving environmental management programs to minimize the impact of our operations and undertake regular environmental studies to ensure our decision-making is based on solid scientific facts.

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BMSC  operates the Bisha Mine (Bisha) providing tangible benefits to the people of Eritrea. Bisha is the only producing mine in Eritrea and plays a significant role in the Eritrean economy. Beyond employment, Bisha provides opportunities for training, community support, supply chain enhancements and improved infrastructure. Financially, Bisha provides significant cash flow to the State of Eritrea by way of income taxes, royalties, employment taxes and ownership dividends.

The Bisha Mine was developed in conformance with the 2006 International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability as applied to non-IFC financed projects in accordance with the Equator Principles. The social and environmental policies adopted for the Bisha Mine reflect global standards.  The social and environmental policies adopted for the Bisha Mine reflect global standards.  In 2015, the Bisha Mine will work towards alighnement with the 2012 IFC Performance Standards for Social and Environmental Sustainability.

For BMSC's Corporate Codes and Policies, click here.

BMSC has embarked on a number of programs with the community and the local, regional and central government to ensure that the benefits of Bisha are widespread and that the community is fully and properly engaged in development and operations. This includes regularly updating and facilitating applications for employment and contracting opportunities as well as robust grievance mechanisms to address local concerns.  The philosophy of the central government is to ensure the entire country benefits from resource development and to ensure no one particular region is the recipient of disproportionate benefits.

For more information on our other Responsibility policies please visit the following pages:


Human Rights

Health and Safety

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