ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

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STRATEGY

Defense Metals Corp will advance its Wicheeda Project (“REE”) through permitting and a pre-Feasibility Study towards a potential production decision

MISSION

Defense Metals Corp's mission is to create long-term value responsibly, sustainably, safely, and ethically for all stakeholders by advancing projects to profitable production

 

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

Defense Metals Corp is committed to respecting the environment and will be outlined in the upcoming environmental policy.

Under the Environmental Policy, the Company will be committed to maintaining sound environmental practices in all its activities and is committed to work closely with its communities to do so
 

GOVERNANCE & LEADERSHIP

At Defense Metals Corp, oversight of Environmental, Social and Governance performance is the responsibility of the Board of Directors. The Board ensures that the Company embeds responsibility and sustainability into its governing principles and practices.

The Board provides leadership in setting and supervising standards of Corporate Governance that create a culture of integrity throughout the Company.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Reviews key risk and mitigation presentation by management in Q1 of each year

  • Specific committees given responsibility to review and monitor these key risks and mitigation measures

  • Audit Committee’s recommendations are then discussed and reviewed with the Board Executive Compensation

Approach to executive compensation described in the compensation discussion and analysis section of the information circular for its AGM​

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Defense Metals Corp believes that developing and maintaining exemplary corporate citizenship is a key component of its success, and it’s directly linked to our capacity to build and maintain constructive relationships with our host communities.

TECHNICAL, HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL

The Company fosters positive local relationships by keeping an open dialogue with community stakeholders and by supporting local community initiatives. The Company will continue to develop and maintain strong relationships with local community stakeholders to create mutually beneficially results.

HEALTH & SAFETY - 2022 Performance

  • Zero spills or environmental incidents

  • Zero lost time injuries ("LTI")

  • Defense Metals staff has worked 200+ days without an LTI

  • COVID-19 pandemic prevention plan implemented; no cases of COVID-19 reported in company

  • Contractors have worked over 3 years with zero lost time accidents

MOVING FORWARD

2023 ESG GOALS

  • Continuing to maintain high standard of environmental and social stewardship

  • Continuing to maintain high standard of corporate governance

  • Achieving no lost time injuries or environmental breaches

  • Continuing to keep employees and contractors safe from COVID-19