Evolution is committed to respecting and enhancing the rights, interests, concerns, traditional land uses and cultural of our first Nation Partnes and indigenous People within the communities in which we operate.
For operations whose activities can directly or indirectly affect indigenous Peoples, our Social Responsibility Performance Standards require the extablishment of formal precedures and processes related to indigenous Community engagement, econimic inclusion and Cultural Heritage conservation, while ensuring we meet applicable legislative requirements.
Our Stakeholder Engagement Standard and Guidance guide our relationships with Indigenous Communities by outlining specific requirements around engagement, communication, integration of community input, monitoring and review.
Indigenous Peoples, including First Nation Partners in Canada, are often highly impacted by mining. In Canada, the mining industry is the single largest employer of First Nation peoples and contributes to the sustainable development of Indigenous communities across the country. As identified by the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission of Canada, Canada’s private sector has an important role to play in helping to reconcile historical injustices faced by Indigenous Peoples. As a mining company with a Canadian asset in operation, Evolution has a responsibility to meaningfully consult First Nation communities and provide equitable access to employment, training and educational opportinities.
Our Community Relations teams at all sites works with our First Nation Partners and Indigenous Peoples, constractors and educational institutions to provide training and employment opportunities to Indigenous peoples. THe General Manager at each site is responsible for First Nation engagement at a local level.