Perpetua Resources is a purpose driven company and we’ve taken a holistic approach to designing the Stibnite Gold Project and developing relationships. Former Perpetua Resources CEO Stephen Quin described this approach in the following blog on the company website.
Perpetua Resources Blog
Accountability means we are responsible for our actions and follow through on our commitments. That is why we entered into a community agreement with eight local villages, cities and counties. he agreement establishes a long-term basis for communication and transparency with community leaders and binds the operating company to a mechanism for community feedback and input throughout the life of the project.
The Community Agreement established the Stibnite Advisory Council (“SAC”) as a mechanism for community communication and input through the life of the project. Each community appoints a representative to serve on the SAC along with a representative from Perpetua Resources Corp. Members meet monthly to discuss matters of interest to the communities, discuss areas of opportunity or coordination, request presentations from Perpetua Resources or others about aspects of the project, etc. Meetings are open to the public and minutes are published and posted online.
The Community Agreement also established the Stibnite Foundation, a charitable foundation funded by defined contributions from Perpetua Resources. The board is comprised of members of the local communities and a representative from Perpetua Resources Corp. The Foundation board will make community grants on an annual basis and provides a means for local communities determine how the foundation benefits their communities.
Partnering with local groups and charities
Partnering with local groups and charities is important to us as a way to become more connected to the needs and growth of our community. Our direct support of a wide range of community events and causes can be found on our Perpetua Resources Corp. website. Examples range from creating a “Coats for Kids” program that provides direct donations of warm clothing to local schools to sponsoring skiing opportunities
Sustainability is also about the next generation. That is why, we’ve dedicated our Community Education Outreach position to working with local schools to support STEM education programs. Each year, our community education program supports students in classrooms and after school programs build a love for science and the natural world through lesson plans and classroom resources.