Environmental,
Social and Governance

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ENVIRONMENTAL

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SOCIAL

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GOVERNANCE

Skeena sees environmental, social and governance (ESG) as the key components to a responsible resource sector. We strive to implement the highest ESG standards at Eskay Creek and in the communities in which we operate. Skeena is actively engaged in closure planning and low carbon mine design to establish a positive environmental legacy. Our social license to operate is founded on our partnership with the Tahltan Nation, with whom we are pursuing the first consent-based agreement under British Columbia's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). Skeena's approach to corporate governance and decision-making is based on transparency, open communication, and inclusivity, to ensure that our work creates broad social and economic benefit for communities as well as value for investors.

Environmental

Skeena recognizes climate change as a real and material risk, not only to our business, but to the global economy. As such, we are supporters of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and are in the process of preparing an inaugural ESG report. The natural advantages offered by Eskay Creek, a high-grade project with access to low-carbon hydropower, means that the greenhouse gas emissions are projected to be in the lowest quartile amongst global gold producers. In addition, Skeena is committed to responsibly managing the natural resources where we operate, through our environmental management system that addresses water, waste, and biodiversity impacts.

Social

Developing and protecting Skeena’s workforce and local communities, whether from safety incidents or global pandemics such as COVID-19, is our top priority. Skeena works with local communities by building partnerships and creating opportunities in the Golden Triangle of Northwest British Columbia, Canada. We support community-based initiatives through financial and in-kind contributions that build economic and cultural capacity as well as create a positive social legacy in the communities where we operate.

Download the community investment form here.

Governance

Skeena believes that business has a crucial role to play in sustainable development. As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), we actively incorporate the UNGC Ten Principles covering human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption as an ethical and practical framework for operationalizing corporate sustainability. Our Board of Directors is accountable for Skeena’s environmental and social performance. Skeena’s 100% independent Nomination & Governance Committee has oversight of corporate governance policies, including our Code of Ethics and Diversity, Whistleblower and Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Policies. ESG performance metrics are incorporated into the incentive bonuses of our executive management and operations teams. 

Skeena Resources is a proud founding member of the British Columbia Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA), a strategic partnership between Indigenous groups, industry and provincial government representatives.

Please refer to our Corporate Governance documents here.

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