At Noront, we are committed to working directly and respectfully with all of our community partners in a manner that fosters active participation. It is our vision to be an industry leader in developing mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous communities. We seek to do this by engaging in sincere and forthright communication about our projects and operations, and by providing opportunities for training and employment, procurement, business development and community investment. We also aim to ensure the land and resources currently in use by local communities will continue to be used by them long into the future.
We were honoured when The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) recognized Noront’s commitment to social initiatives with its 2015 Environmental and Social Responsibility Award. This brief video features our President & CEO Alan Coutts and some of our stakeholders talking about our approach to social responsibility.
Along with direct employment on construction projects and mine operations, there will be business opportunities that will result from mine development. Noront continues to identify procurement requirements and work with local communities to enable them to participate in future business opportunities. We also support local business development directly through contracts with First Nation-owned businesses. We have facilitated meetings between communities and companies interested in working in partnership to provide services for our the Project.