CSR IN CANADA – Corporate Governance and Policies

Internal corporate governance policies and standards related to CSR activities is evidence of a company’s commitment to maximizing local benefits and minimizing less positive impacts of their operations. Below are a few examples of how the governance and management systems of Canadian mining and exploration companies reinforce their commitment to CSR:

Responses by Company

Cartier Resources Inc.

The company provides constant reminders to the team, and reminds and meets with contractors, and holds formal and informal meetings with communities and community representatives.

Casa Minerals Inc.

We are very conscious of how we are spending our money. The company is very lean and every penny is properly invoiced and accounted for.

Freeport Resources

Our status as a small public junior exploration company impacts on our corporate social responsibility initiatives.  We base our actions on a 'personal approach' and 'the Golden Rule', treating other people as we would like to be treated.  We have several projects, all of which are unique, and everything we do is on a case by case basis.

Response continued

Our most advanced project represents potential employment, business opportunities and other possible community benefits to the nearest community, located about 350 km south of our Hutton project in Labrador, Canada.  We meet with local representatives as often as possible, and communicate by phone/email/etc. on a weekly to monthly basis.

Independence Gold Corp.

The company ensures commitment to CSR by working respectfully with all stakeholders, and striving for transparency and accountability.

Mustang Minerals Corp.

All activities are examined in the light of CSR to ensure that the Company takes into account CSR.

NOVAGOLD Resources Inc.

Through our Board of Director’s Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability Committee, our Board is directly involved in reviewing all sustainability efforts in light of our corporate CSR policies and procedures. Our senior management are also at the forefront in active engagement with communities, Aboriginal groups, and other local stakeholders on each of our projects. This continuous dialogue and feedback at senior levels ensures that CSR is consistently part of all our planning efforts.

Typhoon Exploration Inc.

We set priorities and we ensure that communities living near our projects are kept informed and shown respect while our projects are being developed.

Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.

The company instills a commitment to CSR among all employees and staff members.