Responsibility

Community Responsibility

We take very seriously the responsibilities bestowed upon us in operating a large mining company within our beautiful local communities.

Our Responsibility

Conuma Resources was founded to be a positive contributor, influence, and supporter to the communities in which we operate. We are committed to earning security for all of our partners and providing much-needed assistance to our supported charities, organisations and projects.

In combination with our operating strategy, Conuma has opted to employ staff primarily from our surrounding communities, generating more than 900 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs in the local area to date.

Our Causes 

Since Conuma was founded in 2016, we have contributed to a number of very noble causes and projects. While we support organisations around the world, we are specifically focused on charities and projects that make a difference in our local communities. If you have a great cause that you'd like us to consider supporting or getting involved with, we would love to hear from you.

Job Growth in Northeastern British Columbia

Founding a business in a community with high rates of unemployment, Conuma has made a commitment that it will strongly favour the hiring of local staff. This policy has had a significant effect on local economies and seen the creation of more than 900 direct jobs and the creation and support of approximately 3,000 indirect jobs in our communities.

Twin Sister Native Plants Nursery

A rewarding partnership between industry and First Nations, the Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery is dedicated to restoring the earth’s ecological balance and reclaiming land for future generations. Conuma sources 100% of our reclamation plants and seedlings from the nursery.

Tumbler Ridge High School Go-Kart Project

When the students of Tumbler Ridge High School came to us needing assistance with their go-kart project we could not wait to get involved! Conuma’s employees have been assisting with welding and helping the students to design, build and compete with their creations in an organised race around the streets of Tumbler Ridge.

Environmental Protection

We operate a rigorous environmental protection program and, through strategic planning, testing and research, seek to reduce or eliminate our impact on our surroundings during operations, wherever possible.

Taking Care of our Water

A Biochemical Reactor (BCR) is an engineered system facilitating biological reactions that can remove parameters of potential concern (POPC) from our mine run-off water.

As water flows through our mined rock piles, it can absorb POPCs including nitrate and selenium. This water is then treated in our BCRs prior to discharging to the environment. The BCR itself is a lined pond filled with a mixture of hay, wood chips, and limestone (known as the biomixture), and a top layer of hay for insulation.

Living within the biomixture are naturally occurring microbial populations (microbes) that remove both nitrate and selenium through reduction-oxidation reactions. First, the microbes consume oxygen creating an environment suitable for nitrate and selenium reduction. From there, nitrate is reduced to nitrogen gas and selenium is broken down where it is then adsorbed onto the biomixture surfaces, precipitated/settled out within the BCR system, and consumed by the microbes themselves.

First Nations Partnerships 

Conuma acknowledges Treaty 8 territory and we are respectful of the historical and cultural heritage of the First Nations people whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations.  

We are committed to being responsible stewards of this land, respecting and protecting the environment, and conducting our operations in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Conuma values the long-term partnerships with First Nations communities which are based on mutual benefit and respect, cooperation and collaboration.

Code of Ethics

Conuma Resources Limited is an organization with strong values of responsibility and integrity. Our Business Ethics and Code of Conduct contains general guidelines for conducting business with the highest standards of ethics.

We are committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want employees to feel comfortable approaching their supervisor or manager where they believe violations of policies or standards have occurred. In situations where employees prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, we have provided a hotline hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint.

Transparency at Conuma

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) came into force on June 1, 2015 and regulates the reporting of local and foreign government payments by Canadian companies involved in extraction and exploration of resources. The Act was introduced to increase transparency in the Canadian extractive sector and contribute to international efforts to fight corruption, by mandating that taxes, fees, entitlements, dividends and bonuses made payable to any level of local or international government entities be disclosed.

To view Conuma Coal’s annual ESTMA reports please click below:

Conuma Coal Resources 2016 ESTMA Report – Click here

Conuma Coal Resources 2017 ESTMA Report – Click here

Conuma Coal Resources 2018 ESTMA Report – Click here

Conuma Coal Resources 2019 ESTMA Report – Click here

Conuma Coal Resources 2020 ESTMA Report – Click here

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