CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY STRATEGY

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“Our corporate responsibility is to minimize our impact while creating economic opportunities that give lasting and real value for our stakeholders. It means being ethical, transparent, making intelligent, innovative and cooperative choices, and above all being respectful of the culture of the members of our host community.”

John F. Burzynski, Executive Chairman, CEO & Director

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"All the efforts we put into training our volunteers and providing efficient materials will help keep our site safe. We are proud to count six First Nations people in our fire brigade!” Ian Oblin, First Nations Human Resources Facilitator and Windfall Project Fire Chief

WE PUT HEALTH AND SAFETY FIRST

Everything starts with a safe working environment, and we strive to reduce our injury frequency rates, despite an increase in work hours. Year over year, we are increasing training, completing risk assessments on Windfall job positions and reinforcing visible safety leadership. We are continually updating emergency response plans and recruiting a full complement of trained fire brigade, mine rescuers and first responders.

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WE LOOK AFTER THE ENVIRONMENT

We minimize our effect on the environment by managing water, waste and spills, air and reclaiming disturbed land. We also have a Closure plan and a financial assurance, to reclaim the land when exploration activities end on the Windfall Project.

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Aboriginal Day on Windfall Project is an interesting cultural exchange with dancers and drummers, special meals, a tipi and craft artisans.

WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

We consult with our host communities through multiple open houses, focus groups, interviews and meetings over the years. We established the Windfall Environmental Monitoring Committee to share environmental information with the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi and a Collaboration Committee with Lebel-sur-Quévillon.

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WE CREATE ECONOMIC VALUE

Jobs, local procurement and payments to government benefit the communities where we operate, as do donations and sponsorships aimed at specific local improvement projects.

The Board of Directors and the Management team monitor our performance in the pillars of society, health and safety, environment and economy, and align our strategies to meet new challenges. Our approach is dynamic, flexible and evolving.

Visit our Data Center to learn how we have anchored sustainability in our business strategy through our policies and code of conduct.

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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

April 29, 2016

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Community Relations Policy

May 4, 2020

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Environmental Policy

May 4, 2020

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Health and Safety Policy

May 4, 2020

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Human Resources Policy

May 4, 2020

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS

In Canada, human rights are protected by federal, provincial and territorial laws. Canada’s human rights laws stem from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are committed to respecting and promoting human rights in all our operations as stipulated in our Human Resources Policy.

We are also monitoring and working proactively to improve the beneficial impacts and minimize the negative impacts of our activities on individual and human rights. We do not and will not employ children as stipulated in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

Sustainable Development Reporting

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2019 – Sustainable Development Report

June 18, 2020

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2019 – SD Report Supplement – Supplément du rapport DD 2019 – Tableaux ESG Tables

June 17, 2020

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