Respecting people and their environment
U3O8 Corp’s commitment to responsible exploration means being a good neighbour and respecting the environment in which we are exploring. To that end, we engage in responsible environmental practices and health and safety programs for our employees and the community. And we work with the community to identify practical ways in which quality of life can be improved through better nutrition and water quality, health, education, employment and new areas of agri-businesses.
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Nutrition – Development of a central vegetable garden in which the community participates to determine which vegetables grow best in the specific project area. Individuals are provided with assistance if they wish to plant a vegetable garden at home, and have access to education about nutrition. Assistance is provided in the development of fish ponds for tilapia, which provide an excellent source of protein. Earthworms are raised to compost organic matter and provide food for fish.
Health – Support the well-being of local citizens (eg. fitness classes, sporting activities, provide transport for the State nurse to reach outlying communities, implementing initiatives to control local health issues such as malaria and leishmaniasis).
Education – Support learning and information sharing (eg. a pre-school nursery, Kindergarten, adult literacy classes, University Sponsorship Program, workshops, town briefings and project site visits).
Employment – The majority of our exploration teams are employed from the country in which the projects are located including nearby communities. We also make a concerted effort to source supplies and services locally.
Agriculture – Support development of agri-businesses by helping to evaluate potential new crops and growing techniques that are likely to facilitate the development of sustainable businesses in the areas in which the projects are located (eg. production of avocados, cacao for chocolate, teas, bamboo for furniture, construction and flooring, anti-oxidant berries, dairy products).
Environmentally Responsible Exploration
We have implemented responsible environmental practices to minimize our footprint during exploration (eg. man-portable rigs, control of soil erosion, aerial transport system, restoration of exploration areas, tree nursery). We are also working with the community in stewardship of the environment (eg. improving potable water quality, composting, education initiatives).
Responsibility to Our Employees
Precautionary measures are practiced for a safe and healthy workplace (eg. successful malaria control, worker radiation monitoring devices, protective gear, contamination control and monitoring procedures). Read more