1. Risk mitigation: core business functions are supported or protected – in this case the construction of the PVDC mine and its future gold production.
2. Local community development: the communities will be left better off as a result of the business operations. This is listed as a benefit to business because I felt there was sufficient evidence that this is a genuine high-level objective of corporate leadership.
3. Enhanced corporate reputation: the reputation of the company as a good corporate citizen will be strengthened. This is critical since future contracts, financing, and the ability to operate without resistance are at least partially dependent on their local and international reputation.