Social Responsibility Policy

Linpico Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Linpico will ensure that all matters of Corporate Social Responsibility are considered and supported in our operations and administrative matters.

This Policy applies to activities undertaken by or on behalf of Linpico SARL (France), Linpico India and Linpico West Africa (Burkina Faso). All Linpico employees and contractors, including experts will adopt the Corporate Social Responsibility considerations described in this policy into their day-to-day work activities. Linpico senior staff will act as role models by incorporating those considerations into decision-making in all business activities. Linpico senior staff will ensure that appropriate organizational structures are in place to effectively identify, monitor, and manage Corporate Social Responsibility issues and performance relevant to our activities.

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

At Linpico, we define Corporate Social Responsibility as follows:

• Conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner;

• Protecting the environment and the safety of people;

• Supporting human rights; and

• Engaging, learning from, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which we work.

These areas reflect existing and emerging standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, upon which our policy is built.

Business Ethics and Transparency

Linpico is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance practices in order to maintain excellence in its daily operations, and to promote confidence in our governance systems. Linpico will conduct its business in an open, honest, and ethical manner. Linpico will advise our partners, contractors, and suppliers of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, and will work with them to achieve consistency with this policy.

Stakeholder Relations

Linpico will engage stakeholders clearly, honestly, and respectfully. Linpico is committed to timely and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders, including funding agencies, clients, beneficiaries, employees, our experts, indigenous peoples and governments, among others.

Employee Relations

Linpico will ensure that employees are treated fairly and with dignity and consideration for their goals and aspirations and that diversity in the workplace is embraced. Linpico will apply equal employment practices, while respecting the national and local laws of the countries and communities where we operate. Linpico will not engage in or tolerate unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation, or harassment.

Environment Health & Safety

Linpico is committed to protecting the health and safety of all individuals affected by our activities, including our employees, experts and our clients. Linpico will provide a safe and healthy working environment, and will not compromise the health and safety of any individual. Our goal is to have no accidents and mitigate impacts on the environment by working with our stakeholders, peers and others to promote responsible environmental practices and continuous improvement. Linpico is committed to environmental protection. Linpico recognizes that pollution prevention, biodiversity and resource conservation are key to a sustainable environment, and will effectively integrate these concepts into our business decision-making.

Human Rights

Linpico recognizes that governments have the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights. Linpico will work with governments and agencies to support and respect human rights within our sphere of influence. Linpico will not tolerate human rights abuses, and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse. Linpico will always strive to build trust, deliver mutual advantage and demonstrate respect for human dignity and rights in all relationships it enters into, including respect for cultures, customs and values of individuals and groups.

Community Investment

Linpico stresses collaborative, consultative, and partnership approaches (Community Investment) in the implementation of our projects. Linpico will integrate Community Investment considerations into decision-making and business practices, and will assist in local capacity building to develop mutually beneficial relationships with communities. Linpico will contribute to our host communities’ quality of life by supporting innovative programs in health, education, social services and the environment, as well as cultural and civic projects. Linpico will strive to provide employment and economic opportunities in the communities where we operate.

All employees are responsible and accountable for contributing to a safe working environment, for fostering safe working attitudes, and for operating in an environmentally responsible manner.