2019 Social Responsibility

717 Hours

In Our Community

We spent 717 hours in local classrooms teaching science, technology, engineering and math

+$228,000

Spent

on charitable giving, education outreach & community sponsorship

2,592 HOURS

Volunteering

Our team volunteered 2,592 hours in the community last year and 10,334 hours in the last four years.

Open Door

POLICY

Openness and transparency are guiding principles for our team. In 2019, we held 30 tours and brought 412 people up to Stibnite to learn about our plans for the future.

PURPOSE

Midas Gold is a purpose driven company and we’ve taken a holistic approach to designing the Stibnite Gold Project and developing relationships. Midas Gold Corp. CEO Stephen Quin described this approach in the following blog on the company website.

Midas Gold Blog

TRANSPARENCY

Transparency is a key value in social responsibility. Over the last few years, Midas Gold Idaho has committed itself to transparency through providing public tours of the site. These tours are open to any member of the public and focus on the current conditions of the site and our plans to use mining as a vehicle for restoration. Over 900 people have taken a tour in the last two years. We also created a video tour for those who can’t make it all the way to Stibnite.

BUILDING COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND DIALOGUE

Communicating regularly with the community to build awareness and dialogue is an essential part of building trust and stakeholder partnerships. Midas Gold Idaho has worked diligently to provide information to the public via our website www.midasgoldidaho.com

 

  • We have a long list of frequently asked questions that are regularly updated

 

  • We are also very active social media presence to educate people and correct misinformation about the project, such as about tailings, water quality, permitting, public access, employment, etc.

 

  • In order to help answer community questions and create a culture of open, civil, dialogue, Midas Gold Idaho holds monthly “office hours” where people can drop into our local office during fixed hours and ask questions to our team of experts about the project. Times for these are posted on social media and in the local paper

 

  • Midas Gold Idaho has an open-door policy and honors all requests to meet with groups, whether supportive or opposed, across the state to listen, gather feedback and answer questions. Annually, our community relations team spends more than 1,700 hours a year in direct outreach activities.

 

Accountability

Accountability means we are responsible for our actions and follow through on our commitments. That is why we entered into a community agreement with eight local villages, cities and counties. he agreement establishes a long-term basis for communication and transparency with community leaders and binds the operating company to a mechanism for community feedback and input throughout the life of the project.

The Community Agreement established the Stibnite Advisory Council (“SAC”) as a mechanism for community communication and input through the life of the project. Each community appoints a representative to serve on the SAC along with a representative from Midas Gold Idaho and Midas Gold Corp. Members meet monthly to discuss matters of interest to the communities, discuss areas of opportunity or coordination, request presentations from Midas Gold Idaho or others about aspects of the project, etc. Meetings are open to the public and minutes are published and posted online.      

The Community Agreement also established the Stibnite Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by defined contributions from Midas Gold. The board is comprised of members of the local communities and a representative from Midas Gold Idaho and Midas Gold Corp. The Foundation board will make community grants on an annual basis and provides a means for local communities determine how the foundation benefits their communities. 

Partnering with local groups and charities

Partnering with local groups and charities is important to us as a way to become more connected to the needs and growth of our community. Our direct support of a wide range of community events and causes can be found on our Midas Gold Idaho website. Examples range from creating a “Coats for Kids” program that provides direct donations of warm clothing to local schools to sponsoring skiing opportunities

Sustainability

Sustainability is also about the next generation. That is why, we’ve dedicated our Community Education Outreach position to working with local schools to support STEM education programs. Each year, our community education program supports students in classrooms and after school programs build a love for science and the natural world through lesson plans and classroom resources.

Governance

Environment

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