In an effort to develop a more holistic understanding of the health and safety impacts of our mining activities beyond our boundaries and operational control, starting in 2020, we are disclosing known community and indirect fatalities. Ultimately, our goal is to positively contribute to the improved health and safety of the people in our host communities and supply chains by supporting their efforts to avoid re-occurrence of these incidents.
During 2020, there were 16 known community and indirect fatalities, including four offsite transportation-related fatalities, two security-related fatalities near PT-FI, and nine fatalities associated with illegal artisanal mining at PT-FI where panners seek unrecovered gold in our controlled riverine tailings system.
There is no standard definition of known community and indirect fatalities. For purposes of our initial reporting, we have included non-occupational related fatalities that occurred within our area of operations, fatalities related to security events in our communities, fatalities associated with mining activities that occurred offsite and outside of our control within the communities where we operate (such as transportation), and fatalities associated with illegal artisanal mining. As a member of ICMM, we are actively engaged in discussions to develop a guideline for consistent industry disclosures on this topic.
For more information on our management of security events and our implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, please refer to the Human Rights section of our website and our annual report to the Voluntary Principles Plenary.
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