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 are growing as they seek to ensure that producers are following high standards for environmental, health and safety, and social performance.
Sherritt and the Moa Joint Venture produce high-purity nickel and cobalt in low-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 Responsible Minerals Initiative in 2020 and the Mining Association of Canada in 2017. Sherritt and its joint ventures are implementing the globally recognized Towards Sustainable Mining program, which includes eight environmental and social protocols. Since 2013, Sherritt has been a signatory of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and we publicly report on our performance each year. For a number of years, Sherritt has supported the development of UNICEF’s Child Rights and Security Checklist through participation in the Working Group.
Sherritt’s Five-Year Sustainability Goals include a goal to be recognized as a “preferred supplier” of responsibly produced, high-quality products. We will continue to report on our progress publicly.