We will fulfill this by focusing our efforts on: 

  • Achieving zero harm for those that work in and with our business; 
  • Proactively reducing the carbon intensity of our mining operations to achieve a 15% reduction by 2030; 
  • Progressively reclaiming so our net disturbance is as low as practically possible; 
  • Reducing fresh water impacts through effective recycling and treatment processes; 
  • Minimizing wastage; 
  • Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion across our business;  
  • Building and sustaining a high-performing and engaging culture;  
  • Strengthening our relationships and engagement with Indigenous Nations, governments, and local communities; and 
  • Ensuring we maintain transparency, governance and ethical standards in all of our dealings. 

2022 Sustainability Report


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Health and Safety

Safety is a core value at Conuma, and we will always put the health and safety of our employees and contractors first. Our foremost responsibility is to provide a safe and healthy working environment. We also firmly believe that health and safety are everyone’s responsibility, and we are committed to identifying and mitigating health and safety hazards and risks before incidents happen.  

We have implemented operating and safety standards that reflect these principles and support our efforts to achieve zero harm. We also seek to ensure that our procedures, risk assessments, employee and contractor training, hazard assessments, incident investigations and response plans are actioned to the highest standards possible. 

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, organizations, and projects.

In combination with our operating strategy, Conuma has opted to employ staff primarily from our surrounding communities, generating more than 1,000 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

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.

Indigenous Peoples

Conuma acknowledges Treaty 8 territory and we are respectful of the historical and cultural heritage of Indigenous Peoples 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 Indigenous Peoples which are based on mutual benefit and respect, cooperation and collaboration.

Climate Change

Our target is A 15% reduction in Carbon Intensity compared with our 2019 baseline emissions by 2030

We understand our joint responsibility to reduce the carbon intensity of our mines and supply chain and distribution channels. We are individually and corporately responsible for supporting global and Canadian initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and increase energy efficiencies. Over the past two years, we have assessed and reassessed our climate-related risks and opportunities to ensure we build resilience and maximize its opportunities. 

These efforts and progress reporting mechanisms conform with the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”) framework. 

2022 Climate-Change Report


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Tailings Management

Safely managing processed coal residue, known as ‘tailings’, is critical for our Company. Our strategic priority will always be to ensure that our tailings facilities meet, at a minimum, legislative safety and environmental standards. 

We have committed to working on the GISTM framework with the two storage facilities at Quintette Mine. 

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

Conuma Coal Resources 2021 ESTMA Report – Click here

Conuma Coal Resources 2022 ESTMA Report – Click here

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