Lithium Americas maintains a strong awareness of our responsibilities within the environments and communities where we operate, and the resulting impact of our proposed operations in the United States and Argentina. Lithium Americas has implemented environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles and practices to ensure the Company’s exploration, development and construction activities are conducted according to relevant mining and environmental laws within the regions and countries where we operate. Furthermore, where possible, Lithium Americas hires local personnel, uses local contractors and suppliers, and seeks to provide a safe and inclusive work environment with opportunities for workforce training and advancement.
Sustainable development is an integral part of the decision making process at Lithium Americas. The Company’s Board of Directors places considerable importance on a range of issues including health and safety, the environment and community relations. The Board of Lithium Americas has formed an Environment, Sustainability, Health, Safety and Community Engagement Committee to assist the Board in its oversight, monitoring and review of Lithium Americas’ practices and governance in the following areas:
- environmental policies and activities of the Company;
- policies and activities of the Company as they relate to the health and safety of employees;
- policies and activities of the Company as they relate to interactions with local community, government, and other stakeholders; and
- policies designed to ensure the most sustainable use of renewable and non-renewable resources consumed in connection with the Company’s operations.