Since its outbreak, the Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged communities, claimed thousands of lives, decimated businesses and drastically changed our way of life. It can be hard, in such profoundly unsettling times, to seek the positives or find the good in a situation.

However, it is heartening to see how people around the world have been looking out for each other. In times of darkness, these little pockets of human kindness are illuminating.

At Amman Mineral, we’ve been inspired to do our bit and use the ample resources at our disposal to help our employees, their families and the community.

Not only have we been taking steps to ensure that working conditions are as safe as possible at the mine – limiting entry and exit to the site, screening at entrance gates, implementing mandatory use of masks, and closing public facilities – we have also been assisting the government with wider safety measures. After all, more than 50% of Amman Mineral’s employees are from West Sumbawa, so we really consider ourselves a part of that community.

We’ve been donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), vitamins, thermometers and other necessities to local clinics. We’ve also been working to educate the areas most at risk on preventative measures they can take to protect themselves from Covid-19.

This is a difficult time for everyone, but together we’re stronger.