Pro Asian Gold | About Us

About Us

Pro Asian Gold is a leading, growth-focused gold mining company that has a reputation for consistency and reliability.

About Us

Pro Asian Gold is a leading, growth-focused gold mining company that has a reputation for consistency and reliability.

At Pro Asian Gold, we have a set of values and supporting behaviours that guide how we work together every day.

The values support us in our achieving our vision.

Mining is a long-term business and our ability to create value rests on our ability to operate responsibly and sustainably. That means protecting the health and safety of our people, minimizing our environmental impact throughout the mine lifecycle, respecting human rights, and sharing the wealth we generate fairly, among other performance aspects.

Pro Asian Gold is set to deliver strong sustainability performance and our work to drive improvements in alignment with society’s long-term challenges and expectations will never end.

We also set to measure sustainability in terms of delivering healthy business results – now and into the future.

Sustainability is not a static concept – rather, it is an evolving product of engagement and consensus. The role business plays in advancing human rights has become clear and we continue to advance our implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework. We are putting the principles and the reporting framework into action by conducting human rights assessments in impacted communities; evaluating vendors’ practices and values in our supply chain; improving diversity and inclusion in our workforce; and reporting our results. While we succeeded in increasing female and national representation in our leadership ranks, we are still in the early stages of our journey to achieve parity.

We report in line with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework, and to actively participate in the International Council on Mining and Metals Sustainable Development Framework, the United Nations Global Compact, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, among other globally recognized standards.

Pro Asian Gold’s Board of Directors oversees the Company’s business affairs to ensure long-term financial strength and creation of enduring shareholder value. The Safety and Sustainability Committee supports the Board’s responsibility to shareholders, employees, communities and other stakeholders and its commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and environmentally sound and socially responsible mining and resource development.

The Committee looks forward to continuing its ongoing conversation with management on strategies to manage sustainability risks and contribute to local, national and international agendas such as the Paris Climate Agreement.

Although numerous accomplishments have been achieved through the hard work and talent of many individuals and teams, the shifting social and political challenges facing the Company and the broader industry require a deep understanding of sustainability risks and robust strategies and plans to be in place.

 

Key programs, strategies and challenges

Safety – We will steer the Company to accelerate work in this area and further define and test the effectiveness of the critical controls necessary to prevent serious injuries.

Human rights – Pro Asian Gold has made significant progress in integrating human rights considerations into the business, and the Committee is pleased with the development of the Contractor Risk Management (CRM) program, which will strengthen how human rights and other key risks are managed within the Company’s global supplier network and communicated to shareholders and other key stakeholders.

Sustainable development – The Committee reviewed progress in integrating the priority UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into key areas of the business and how the development of concise, data-driven economic impact reports serves as a valuable tool for engaging communities, governments and other stakeholders on the Company’s economic contributions.

Environment – The Company implemented updates on a number of the environmental programs including its energy and climate change strategy; a strengthened approach to responsible tailings and heap leach management; improvements to integrate business and closure planning; and new partnerships to support the Company’s water stewardship and biodiversity goals. Each meeting also discussed progress against public targets to reduce fresh water use and greenhouse gas emissions intensity and to conduct concurrent reclamation.