ESG and Sustainability

Critical Resources’ approach to ESG and Sustainability is to be proactive in identifying and implementing initiatives that will make positive contributions to our social licence to operate.

Core themes include: First Nations, Community, and Environmental Management.

We will also seek to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative implemented by the Mining Association of Canada.

First Nations

Our Company acknowledges and respects all traditional custodians of the licence areas in which we operate. We continue to build meaningful relationships with Indigenous landholders and their representatives in a manner that will enable it to carry out its activities in a responsible manner. We adhere to the needs of landholders and the local community and are committed to supporting the creation of local opportunities for First Nations peoples within our Projects.


Critical Resources strives to create mutually beneficial and long-term partnerships with people, clients and communities aligned with our values and long-term goals. Through our local site-based teams, we continue to engage closely with all stakeholders which includes holding information sessions and discussions with local municipalities, landowners, First Nations communities, and non‐governmental organisations.

Environmental Management

We have a vision to advance and develop critical metals to address the decarbonisation of the global economy. We believe that it is possible to responsibly access natural resources whilst simultaneously implementing strategies to protect the surrounding environment. We seek to avoid, prevent, mitigate and remediate any environmental impacts of our activities. We will achieve this through fulfilling all statutory environmental requirements, prioritising carbon emission reductions, minimising waste generation, and careful use of energy and water.

Gifting of uniquely Australian gifts to the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway
Nation (WLON) Chief. 

Showcasing Critical Resources at the Thunder Bay Mining Day.

Guiding Principles

UN sustainability development goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its core are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

We continue to be proactive in aligning its activities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and will report against this progress in due course.

Towards Sustainable Mining

The Towards Sustainable Mining initiative by the Mining Association of Canada is a globally recognized sustainability program that supports mining companies in managing key environmental and social risks. The initiative was established in 2004 and allows mining companies to turn high-level environmental and social commitments into action on the ground, with performance protocols in three core areas of Community and People, Environmental Stewardship and Energy Efficiency. As a Mining Association Member, we fully support the initiative and the positive impact it is designed to have on Canadian-based mining operations.