Mining and oil and gas companies often represent the very beginning of a supply chain, for everything from cars to medical equipment, to plastics, electronics and everything in between.
Customer expectations for mining companies today are growing when it comes to demonstrating high standards for environmental and social performance; all while mining and processing minerals efficiently and safely.
Sherritt produces high-purity nickel and cobalt in low- and mid-risk jurisdictions. Consumers can feel confident that we do so in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and the highest ethical standards. To support this further, Sherritt became a member of the Mining Association of Canada in 2017 and is implementing the globally recognized Towards Sustainable Mining program, which includes environmental and social protocols, especially the new Child and Forced Labour protocol. Since 2013, Sherritt has been a signatory of the Voluntary Principles and we publicly report on our performance each year. For a number of years, Sherritt has supported the development of UNICEF’s checklist on Security and Children’s Rights through participation in the Working Group.
Sherritt’s Five-Year Sustainability Goals, drafted in 2017 and launched at the beginning of 2018, include a goal to be recognized as a “supplier of choice” for responsibly produced, high-quality products. We will continue to report on our progress publicly with the intention of being transparent.