Getting Involved with the VPs: For Companies
The VPs is a widely utilized set of guidance that can help companies adopt best practices for managing security responsibly, and minimizing the risks to affected communities. The VPs are an accessible set of guidelines, which are implemented not only by multinational companies in the mining, oil and gas sector, but by small and medium enterprises, as well as other industries ranging from agribusiness to renewal energy.
Companies can access a range of implementation tools and guidance which can help inform their own company policies and practices, and also explore more about the International Initiative at www.voluntaryprinciples.org.
Within Ghana, many companies have already implemented VPs programs. In the mining sector, the Ghana Chamber of Mines, on behalf of its members, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Military which focuses on adherence to the VPs.