In addition to compliance with national mining and environmental legislation, Chaarat is committed to meeting the expectations of good international industry practice, including recommendations set out by the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.

We strive to ensure that we maintain the highest standards of health and safety, as well as taking all precautions for the protection of the environment, and at the same time respecting local culture.

Chaarat is committed to the highest international ESG standards and provides ongoing support of local communities through:

  • Infrastructure development
  • Healthcare
  • Education / skill building
  • Job creation
  • Community facilities
  • Micro-finance
The company has established a Regional Consultation Group to facilitate communication and consultation with local communities.

Alongside the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Chaarat sponsors an annual conference in London promoting the benefits of doing business in the Kyrgyz Republic. This forms part of the company’s ongoing work with EBRD and others to promote responsible foreign direct investment in the Kyrgyz Republic.