KLDC understands the shared value that mining can bring, as well as the risks that must be managed through the implementation of responsible and sustainable development practices. The Company strives to maintain the highest standards of environmental protection and community engagement.
KLDC is committed to the sustainable delivery of shareholder value through mineral exploration and development by ensuring all its employees and contractors embrace the following principles and practices: environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and ethical conduct.
Kirkland Lake Discoveries (KLDC) is located within Treaty 9 lands, an area that is governed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). The property is hosted in the Beaver House First Nations territory and is also located within an area recognized by the Métis Nation of Ontario as Region 3 traditional harvesting territory.
KLDC respects and engages meaningfully with indigenous and local communities. The Company is committed to working constructively with local communities, indigenous groups and government agencies to ensure that exploration work is conducted in a culturally and environmentally sensitive manner.
KLDC puts a priority on creating mutually beneficial and long-term partnerships and believes that building and maintaining good corporate citizenship is an integral component of its business practices. The Company respects the culture and customs of the places in which it operates without compromising consistent ethical standards.
KLDC engages in open and transparent dialogue with governments, communities, indigenous peoples, organizations and individuals on the basis of respect, fairness and meaningful consultation and participation.
KLDC is committed to meeting or surpassing all applicable environmental legislation, regulations, permit and license requirements, and to continuously improve its environmental performance and practices. The Company embraces safe, socially and environmentally responsible and sustainable work practices during all activities. KLDC is proud to utilize innovative technologies and techniques to reduce its environmental footprint.
KLDC conducts all work practices with due regard for the protection of the environment, including flora, fauna and sites of natural, cultural and historical significance. The Company assesses the potential environmental impacts of all work practices to ensure that effective controls are in place to minimize, mitigate and manage risks.
Protection of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Resources
KLDC strives to provide a safe and healthy work environment by following strict safety and health standards and practices that meet or exceed industry standards and applicable government codes, standards and regulations.