The Report has been prepared within the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (the “GRI”), Version 3.1. The GRI sets out the principles and performance indicators that help organizations measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance. GRI is purported to be the most comprehensive sustainability reporting guidelines available today. The Report also incorporates a self assessment of 2011 performance and sets targets for 2012 against the Mining Association of Canada’s ‘Toward Sustainable Mining’ indicators.
In January 2011, Avalon embarked upon its Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) reporting with its CSR Roadmap. The Roadmap introduced the Company’s strategy for managing the business in a sustainable manner. In releasing this year’s Report, Mark Wiseman, Avalon’s Vice President Sustainability commented, “Producing a comprehensive sustainability report compliant with the GRI guidelines was a very ambitious undertaking for a relatively small company like Avalon. We are confident that all the time and effort that went into its preparation will clearly demonstrate the Company’s strategic commitment to sustainability and provide a solid foundation for building a socially and environmentally responsible mineral production business.”
For questions and feedback or to obtain a hard copy of the Sustainability Report by mail, please e-mail the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mark Wiseman, Vice President Sustainability at 416-364-4938.
Safety and Environmental Policy
Avalon was the first junior exploration company to formally adopt the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC’s) e3 Plus principles and guidelines as policy. Avalon is committed to being an environmentally and socially responsible corporate citizen in how it conducts its exploration and development activities. View Responsible Exploration for more details.
Bill Mercer and Don Bubar accepts the PDAC Environmental and Social Responsibility Award from John Baird, PDAC President
PDAC 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award
Avalon is the proud recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC"), 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award in recognition of the Company's community engagement efforts during the exploration of its Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit, Thor Lake, NWT.