As a public company, our overarching responsibility is to operate profitably and take advantage of opportunities to grow our business. This allows us to keep our commitments to our shareholders, employees, contractors, host-country governments and communities. Making a profit, however, is not done at any cost. To ensure that we protect our business and reputation, we commit to conducting all activities with integrity and the highest standards of responsible conduct. This includes avoiding actual and perceived conflicts of interest, having zero tolerance for corruption of any form, and respecting the rights of all people with whom we interact. We do this by rigorously implementing our Business Ethics Code, Anti-Corruption Policy and Human Rights Policy, and by ensuring we have the systems and programs in place to realize our expectations.
Our 2018 Performance:
- Produced the three billionth pound of finished nickel at our Fort Saskatchewan refinery.
- Recorded, managed and closed 24 reportable concerns related to business conduct.
- Completed a third-party audit of the implementation of Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights at Sherritt’s Fort Saskatchewan refinery in Alberta, Canada, and scored a completion rate of 89%.
- Commenced a training program on children's rights for suppliers and contractors at Ambatovy.