Western Copper and Gold is committed to operating in a way consistent with the goals of Sustainable Development as we move the Casino Project forward today, and for the benefit of generations to follow.
The Casino Project is being developed in a manner that respects and protects the environment and provides opportunities and benefits to Yukon citizens and communities using sound and proven technologies and industry best practices.
We recognize that Casino will have an impact on communities. We know that our operations are not only important to our shareholders, but also to the communities in which we operate. Our experienced team is committed to establishing and maintaining strong collaborative relationships and open and transparent communication to help ensure Casino operates at the highest standards possible.
Western Copper and Gold, through Casino Mining, takes positive action to protect the safety of its employees and contractors and be conscientious stewards of our lands, waters and wildlife, while minimizing impacts on the environment. We are applying appropriate technology and conducting ourselves responsibly at all stages of mining: exploration, mine development, mine production and processing, decommissioning and reclamation.
Western Copper and Gold is committed to achieving the following four objectives during construction, operation, reclamation and closure of the Casino Mine:
- Protect public health and safety
- Minimize, mitigate or prevent adverse environmental impacts
- Reclaim the site to a land use state consistent with surrounding conditions
- Ensure long-term stability of the spent ore and waste rock storage area and site water quality
Casino Mining is committed to being a good corporate citizen, employ ethical business practices and engage with Yukon citizens, communities, businesses and governments to be consistent with the goals of social responsibility.
We are working in partnership with Canada, Yukon, Yukon First Nations, Yukon public and local governments to realize lasting benefits for the community. Casino Mining also consults and works together with employees, contractors, suppliers, environmental, industry and business organizations and interest groups.
Our team believes that the Casino Project will make a significant and positive contribution to the well-being of Yukoners and will benefit Canada’s social and economic recovery. We are committed to providing opportunities to establish mutually beneficial partnerships.
Casino Mining respects Yukoners; their rights and title, culture and livelihoods and is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Our team believes that its future operations will provide opportunities and long-lasting benefits for Yukon citizens, businesses and communities, while respecting traditional livelihoods and land use. This will be achieved by building a relationship based on respect that is open, fair and allows for the mutual exchange of information.
Western Copper and Gold has been and will continue to work with Yukon First Nations governments to design and conduct consultation, which meets the needs of their citizens and communities and respects Indigenous priorities, rights, cultures and traditional knowledge.
Western Copper and Gold and Casino Mining are committed to health and safety and to upholding Yukoners’ environmental, social and cultural values through ongoing engagement with communities and Yukon First Nations citizens and governments.
The Casino Mining team is committed to benefits and opportunities for Yukoners and through Casino Cares and is very proud to support community-led initiatives and programs throughout the territory.
Casino has signed co-operation agreements with key Yukon First Nations for the benefit of citizens, communities and governments throughout the territory.
Western Copper and Gold is committed to high ethical standards and building long term value. Visit our Corporate Governance page to view our corporate policies and charters.