Sustainable development policy
Opus One Gold Corporation Inc. (The Company) (TSX-V:OOR) has adopted a sustainability development policy that encompasses the company’s vision in this area. This policy is inspired by the Company’s long-standing practices and the e3 Plus framework developed by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, which aims to provide exploration companies with the tools and knowledge necessary to apply best practices in corporate social responsibility, environmental management, community engagement, health and safety. Opus One Gold Corporation applies these principles by following the Corporation’s corporate governance guidelines and code of ethics in all its day-to-day activities and requires its suppliers and consultants to strictly adopt the same code of conduct.
Responsible governance and management
Responsible governance encompasses all the Company’s activities. It is rooted in compliance with laws and regulations, integrity, transparency, accountability, cooperation and continuous improvement. All members of management, employees and consultants, at all levels, adhere to the company’s code of ethics
and are aware of their environmental and social responsibilities. They make every effort to continually improve their work practices. All projects are planned and managed with a view to minimizing impacts on the environment and on local communities, with a view to sustainable development.
Dialogue and communication
Sharing the land is essential and coexistence with other users must be based on proactive, open and transparent dialogue and communication. Opus One Gold Corporation attempts to establish a constructive dialogue and interacts in good faith with local authorities, indigenous communities, government agencies, stakeholders and other land users.
Health and security
The Company complies with all laws and regulations relating to health and safety in all its exploration activities and applies best practices to ensure the health and safety of its employees and local populations. Its goal is to provide a healthy and safe workplace for its employees and consultants with a strong emphasis on prevention.
The Company complies with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment in all its exploration activities. Opus One Gold Corporation does its best to minimize its environmental footprint and promotes best environmental practices wherever it operates.
Socio-economic development of host communities
The Company aims to generate benefits locally and contribute to local development whenever possible, building constructive partnerships that will prove beneficial to all parties involved and in line with the vision of host communities.
Opus One Gold Corporation uses and applies management procedures that promote honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability. The Company conducts all its business and dealings in an ethical manner and does not condone or associate with any unethical behavior.
Gold Corporation Opus One ensures respect for human rights in all its activities, for all its employees, suppliers, consultants, and local populations. All members of management and employees are aware of their responsibilities in this regard, and suppliers and consultants are also encouraged to follow Company policy.
Opus One Gold Corporation diligently assesses the risks and challenges associated with each exploration project. This involves careful planning of exploration activities, paying particular attention to the applicable legal and regulatory framework and potential impacts on local people and the environment, while ensuring the health and safety of its workers.