Nickel Mountain Resources operates in societies with advanced and properly enforced legislation within the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) area and with a long tradition of multi-stakeholder participation in dealing with environmental issues. The Company considers this to be a strength from a shareholder value perspective and will build its operations from this platform while seeking to foster improvements in the management of EHS issues whenever feasible in joint efforts with its business partners and other stakeholders.
In its business practices, Nickel Mountain Resources aims at promoting sustainable development by meeting high standards for health and safety, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility.
- Sustainable development considerations in corporate decision making:
Nickel Mountain Resources will plan, design, operate and close operations in a manner that enhances sustainable development, will implement good practice and contribute to improve social, environmental and economic performance while enhancing shareholder value. The Company will also encourage customers, business partners and suppliers of goods and services to adapt principles and practices that are comparable to our own.
- Continual improvement of our health and safety performance:
Nickel Mountain Resources will implement a management system focused on continual improvement in all aspects of operations which could have a significant impact on the health and safety of our own employees, of contractors and the communities where we operate. The Company will also take all practical and reasonable measures to eliminate workplace fatalities, injuries and diseases amongst our own employees and those of contractors.
- Continual improvement of our environmental performance:
Nickel Mountain Resources will assess the positive and negative, the direct and indirect, and the cumulative environmental impacts of new projects from exploration to closure. The Company will implement environmental management systems focused on continual improvement, in order to review, prevent, mitigate or ameliorate adverse environmental impacts. Nickel Mountain Resources will rehabilitate land disturbed or occupied by operations in accordance with appropriate post-mining land usage. The Company will provide for safe storage and disposal of mining waste. Effective and transparent engagement, communication and reporting arrangements with our stakeholders are of utmost importance.
Nickel Mountain Resources will report on its economic, social and environmental performance and contribution to sustainable development. The Company will provide information that is timely, factual and relevant. The Company will engage with and respond to stakeholders through open consultation processes.
- Respect for cultures, customs and values:
Nickel Mountain Resources will respect the culture and heritage of local communities.