First Mining is committed to a high standard of corporate governance, and we recognize our inherent responsibilities to our employees, shareholders, communities and local governments to ensure we conduct our business in an ethical and responsible way. National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (“NI 58-101”) establishes corporate governance requirements applicable to all public companies. We regularly review our practices and endeavours to make meaningful improvements to achieve higher standards of corporate governance.
We ensure our project development activities, as well as corporate and regional offices, operate to a high degree of business ethics through implementing extensive internal policies and training. All employees are trained on these policies, with refresher training required regularly. These policies dictate appropriate conduct for a variety of situations and cover all employees.
Aligning our business goals with the long-term interests of local communities and the broader society is essential to our success. Our business can play an important role in catalyzing the economic development and social wellbeing of local communities and host governments through job creation, provisioning local goods and services, community investments, and paying taxes and royalties.