Our Approach to the Environment, our Stakeholders, and our Corporate Governance
Bluejay Mining considers Environment, Social and Governance (“ESG”) a crucial and integral pillar of its strategy and in how the Company goes about all of its business as we grow and share the long lasting benefits that come with responsibly sourcing the commodities that advance our everyday life with our stakeholders, shareholders and local and national economies.
We work with specialists to guarantee all of our programmes align with international best practice, seeking support from appropriate authorities. All employees, directors and officers (as well as contractors, where applicable) are required to comply with our appropriate guiding principles, policies and procedures, and the law.
We understand that ESG is a is evolutionary in nature and we place significant attention to the constant evolution of all we do here by constantly reviewing and reporting on our progress, in a transparent manner, to ensure the needs of all of our stakeholders are met.
Bluejay aims to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and to improve environmental consciousness amongst its employees, contractors and suppliers. The Company has an environmental policy which outlines its dedication to environmental protection, reduction of emissions and waste, and efficient consumption of resources such as water and energy through the life cycle of its operations.
As we focus on advancing our flagship asset, the Dundas Ilmenite Project in Greenland, into production, we are carefully managing the environmental and social impacts of our activities. Bluejay is conscious of the sensitivities which surround running a mining operation in this area of Greenland and we wish to attain our goals responsibly, and with the greatest respect to the environment and local communities by ensuring sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
We are cognisant of our relationship with the environment, particularly concerning Dundas’ location, in a remote North Western region of Greenland. The process of granting the Exploitation Licence included a successful Public Consultation on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). An environmental monitoring programme, based on the EIA, will also be established. Additionally, the Company will be reviewing the potential of using renewable energy to power the operation.
Stakeholders, Employees and Community
Bluejay plans to support employment levels in a traditionally low opportunity area and is dedicated to creating a skilled workforce, aiming to develop local talents with continuous training and appraisals to deliver on our objective of promoting our employees from within.
We consider all workplace injuries and work-related illnesses to be avoidable. This responsibility collectively involves all our employees, subcontractors and our host communities. The safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and communities is of the upmost importance to us. Our aim is for Zero Harm.
In conjunction with the award of the Exploitation Licence, the Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) between the Municipality of North-West Greenland, the Government of Greenland and Dundas Titanium A/S has been signed. The IBA intends to promote the cooperation between the License, the Municipality of North-West Greenland (Avannaata Kommunia) and the Government of Greenland for developing Dundas into a sustainable mining project and an integral part of Greenlandic society.
With regards to our corporate governance, the Board has adopted the 10 principles of the Quoted Company Alliance Code.