We promote good governance through our commitment to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and our zero tolerance of bribery and corruption.
Payments to Governments
Our payments to governments, including payments in kind, amounted to $432 million in 2018 (2017: $224 million). Total payments to all major stakeholder groups including employees, suppliers and communities, as well as governments, brought our total socio-economic contribution to $907.2 million (2017: $667 million). In addition to payments to governments, this included $283 million spent with local suppliers, $189.8 million in payroll globally and $4.4 million in discretionary spend on social projects. Our total payments made to the Ghanaian Government in 2018 amounted to $270 million (2017: $162 million).