Mining and refining: part of a responsible supply chain
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18% of employees at sherritt’s divisions and joint ventures are women, and we are committed to doubling this total by 2030
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Our class 1 nickel and high-purity cobalt are ideally suited for use in electric vehicle (EV) batteries
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Nickel is used to manufacture stainless steel
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Sherritt produces more than 249,000 tonnes of fertilizer every year
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Sherritt is the largest independent power producer in Cuba
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40+ commercial operations worldwide have used sherritt technologies since 1967
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Sherritt produced 4,200 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) in Cuba in 2019
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Sherritt International Corporation is committed to providing a safe and rewarding workplace, operating ethically, demonstrating environmental responsibility, engaging stakeholders and benefitting communities. We meet or exceed the standards where we operate and continuously improve performance.

In this report, references to “our” or “Sherritt” are to Sherritt International Corporation, together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, and the activities referenced herein may be conducted directly by Sherritt International Corporation, or indirectly by such subsidiaries and joint ventures.

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Our President and Chief Executive Officer, David Pathe, discusses our 2019 sustainability performance.

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2019 Highlights

Total Recordable Incident Frequency Rate (TRIFR) and Lost Time Incident Frequency Rate (LTIFR) were 0.47 and 0.07 per 200,000 work hours, respectively. Over a three-year period, TRIFR has increased by 42% and LTIFR has decreased by 76%.

The OGP Division in Cuba recorded zero lost time incidents (LTIs) for the fourth consecutive year, achieving more than 2.5 million work hours without an incident.

The Moa Nickel Site ended 2019 with its lowest number of LTIs in four years.

The Fort Site continued developing the “Best Practice for Industrial Sites” in co-operation with local authorities, and presented to Alberta’s Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response Committee.

There were no security incidents involving allegations or claims of human rights abuse at any of Sherritt’s operations.

Produced the three billionth pound of finished nickel at the Fort Saskatchewan refinery (COREFCO).

Recorded, investigated and closed three of four reportable concerns submitted related to business conduct. One is pending the conclusion of an internal investigation.

Updated our Human Rights and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability policies to ensure alignment with industry responsible sourcing expectations.

Maintained Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions comparable to 2018, despite increases in production.

Continued improving environmental data reporting, including for air emissions, waste and water.

Completed a biodiversity assessment of the Fort Site and initiated development of a biodiversity conservation plan.

Reported a decrease of 81% in hazardous waste at the Fort Site compared to 2018, and a 56% reduction at the Moa Nickel Site. Consequently, Sherritt achieved an overall reduction of 68% in hazardous waste compared to the previous year.

Participated in more than 40 community meetings and 80 government meetings across Sherritt.

Recorded one community grievance, consistent with 2018.

Generated more than $500 million in economic benefits for host communities and countries.

Continued to support a road safety program by UNICEF for children in Cuba.

Partnered with the Trans Canada Trail on the completion of a key part of the Great Trail in Fort Saskatchewan.