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SUSTAINABILITY

Community

We are committed to the communities where we operate and believe that the sustainability of these communities is essential to our own long-term sustainability.

At Sudbury INO, our Community Policy guides our community engagement, and we support communities by contributing to local and regionally relevant initiatives, which build community capacity and sustainability in five key giving areas: Environment, Economic Development/Livelihood, Local initiatives, Health and Education. We have funded these areas to the tune of $17 million over the past ten years.

Proudly, United Way Centraide North East Ontario (UWNCEO) recognized our employee-led efforts with their Community Leader Award. In fact, we have been a proud supporter of United Way for more than 30 years and have raised close to C$3.5 Million (including company match) for United Way campaigns over the past ten years alone.

To get a full understanding of our activities in support of our communities, as well as efforts to build our business into a safer, more productive company for years to come, we invite you to read our Report to the Community for 2021 below, which builds on our last report issued in 2018.

Our Report to the Community - Summer 2021

Our Report to the Community - Summer 2021

Indigenous communities

Successful partnerships are built on mutual respect, integrity and transparency. These values are found in abundance in the proven partnerships we have developed with Indigenous communities resulting in the signing of four partnership agreements.

The first, in 2008, was a Participation Agreement with Wahnapitae First Nation (WFN). We work together on environmental stewardship, such the Massey Creek Watershed Biodiversity Enhancement Program, as well as education and training for youth and community development.

The Massey Creek Watershed Biodiversity Enhancement Program

The Massey Creek Watershed Biodiversity Enhancement Program

In 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed with Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. It serves as a foundation for a working relationship between the two partners, primarily with respect to the company’s exploration activities within Sagamok’s traditional territory west of Sudbury.

In December 2015, Sudbury INO signed a MoU with the Métis Nation of Ontario. This MoU deals with areas of common interests such as information sharing and supporting Métis cultural, heritage, research and educational activities.

In 2017, a MoU was signed with Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake First Nation). The MoU outlines a relationship that will be built between the two parties through regular meetings of a working group. It will further guide the two parties with respect to information sharing and consultation and will provide support to the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek cultural events, education and training initiatives, as well as contribute to environmental and/or infrastructure projects.