The following are the guiding principles and policies by which the Board, management and staff of Exeter Resource Corporation undertakes its business activities.
These principles and policies apply to all employees, contractors and associates involved in any and all aspects of Exeter’s activities.
Exeter will conduct all exploration and mine development activities in ways that minimize to the greatest extent possible negative impacts on the environment. This will be achieved by:
Prior to undertaking material activities on the ground, Exeter management will conduct appropriate project due-diligence and preparation of strategies and plans for the necessary management of social, environmental, human rights, legal issues and community expectations based on sound information.
Exeter management, staff and associates will interact with host communities and other interested parties on the basis of respect, inclusion and participation, and will strive to provide effective and transparent arrangements for communication, consultation and reporting on an ongoing basis.
Throughout the development of its projects, Exeter management will make every effort to create the right conditions for a positive contribution to the social, economic and institutional development of the communities in which the company operates.
In conformity with the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights, Exeter will uphold fundamental human rights and respect cultures, customs and values as well as civil and political rights in dealings with communities, employees and others affected by the company’s activities.
Exeter will do everything within its ability to protect the health and safety of its workers, contractors and the local population. This objective will be achieved through the development and implementation of sound health and safety policies that will be continually open to review and refinement in order to seek continual improvement.
Exeter commits to the reasonable disclosure of information that, subject to the constraints of business confidentiality and cost, is relevant to company’s activities. The intent of this disclosure is to allow communities of interest to clearly understand the company’s approach, policies and performance associated with ethical behavior, environmental management and corporate social responsibility.
Pursuant to the company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors, Officers and Employees, Exeter will maintain ethical business practices and sound management systems that include sustainable development as a factor in business decision making.