Integrity guides our actions every day. The Company has developed a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics to provide guidance for ethical behavior with which all Calibre workers, suppliers, and contractors are expected to conduct themselves in dealing with all stakeholders.
The Code has been adopted by our Board of Directors to summarize the standards of business conduct that must guide our actions so we act with integrity and ensure that the company complies with the laws and regulations required of a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The following policies state our aspirations and commitments across the business:
- Whistleblower Policy
- Disclosure Policy
- Insider Trading Policy
- Diversity Policy
- Advance Notice Policy
- Majority Voting Policy
- Share Ownership and Clawback Policy
Complementary to that, the bedrock of our business model is a set of policies related to sustainability supported by systems and standards, procedures and guidelines, metrics, and targets to drive performance and transparent reporting on process for all Calibre employees and business partners:
- Environmental and Biodiversity Policies
- H&S Policy and Performance Standards
- People Management Principles
- CSR Policy and Social Performance Standards
Our policies and standards align substantially with the principles of the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Calibre is a member of the World Gold Council (“WGC”), a market development organization for the gold industry. The WGC currently has 33 members headquartered across the world with mining operations in over 45 countries. Members share a unified vision of ensuring a sustainable gold mining industry, based on a deep understanding of gold’s role in society, now and in the future. As a member, Calibre must comply with the WGC’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles (“RGMPs”), a framework that sets out clear expectations for consumers, investors, and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining. The RGMPs set out the principles that the WGC believes address key environmental, social, and governance issues for the gold mining sector.
Calibre is also a member of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Mines (CAMINIC), a civil, autonomous and non-profit association established in 1995. It comprises 49 metallic, non-metallic and cooperative partners in the business of extracting gold, silver, sand, limestone, tuff, crushed stone and quarry stone.
Calibre recognizes that good governance, H&S assurance, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility are core aspects of our business. We achieve this by integrating governance, H&S, environmental, and social factors into our decision-making.