CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Social Responsibility is a core value of our business, reflected in all of our strategy, from our approach to environmental stewardship, health and safety of our employees and partners, to our community relations. Our mission – to create value, in a sustainable way, for all our stakeholders - is embedded in everything we do.
Health & Safety
ScoZinc is committed to protecting the health and safety of all employees. Safety is a core value and our highest priority in all activities we undertake. We will work diligently to ensure safe working conditions, equipment and work sites. We recognize and will continue to support employee involvement in identifying, preventing and eliminating hazards and risks to injury.
Health and Safety Objectives and Principles:
All injuries are preventable; every task can be performed without injury
All employees are responsible and accountable for their personal safety
Management is accountable for health and safety performance and for implementing the required Health and Safety policies and procedures
Promote and develop strong leadership, safe behaviors and personal accountability in health and safety through employee involvement in continuous improvement processes
- Promote health and safety at work, at home and in our communities
Recognize, reward and support excellent safety performance.
We conduct our business in a manner designed to protect our employees, public health and the environment in accordance with strict business practices and principles, applicable regulations and laws and a code of ethics.
ScoZinc is committed to development of all its assets with recognition of the unique needs of communities in which we operate. We value our relationships with stakeholders and partnerships in the communities of Nova Scotia where we conduct our operations. ScoZinc is committed to nurturing and strengthening these relationships through open communications, continuous engagement, and by supporting local initiatives.
ScoZinc is committed to responsible stewardship of the environment. Our approach to environmental management is based on the clear and detailed identification, assessment and control of material risks across all phases of our business, from exploration to development, operation and closure. We engage with stakeholders and take their perspectives and knowledge into account in our decision making.
We aim to avoid or minimize our impacts, while contributing to lasting environmental benefits across all areas where we operate. We strive to:
Ensure compliance with all environmental regulations
Set objectives and put processes in place to continually improve our environmental performance
Adopt and enforce policies protecting the environment
Implement measures to ensure the efficient use of resources, energy and materials to minimize environmental impacts through all phases of the operation, and
Conduct regular audits to ensure compliance.