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HSEC Governance

Policies and

We ensure our operations, as well as corporate and regional offices, operate to the highest degree of business ethics through the use of extensive internal policies and training. We have many internal policies and standards covering a broad range of functional areas and topics that can be accessed at any time by all employees through Aya’s servers and website. The ESG-related policies are identified below. All employees are trained on these policies, with refresher training required regularly. These policies dictate appropriate conduct for a variety of situations and cover all employees. Policies identified below are publicly available on the Corporate Governance page.



Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

This Code reflects our commitment to a culture of integrity, excellence, teamwork and accountability and outlines the basic principles and policies with which everyone at the Corporation is expected to comply.


International business conduct policy

This Business Conduct policy sets forth principles and procedures designed to ensure that Aya and its subsidiaries comply with the requirements of various national laws prohibiting corruption and bribery, including the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, as well as other guidelines and standards that comprise best business practices.


Whistle-blowing policy

The objective of this policy is to encourage the reporting of breaches of the code, any other of the Corporation’s policies, any violation of law or other corporate misconduct or any accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and to ensure that the mechanisms put in place to document, address, follow-up and report on all complaints received from reporters through the whistle-blower mechanism (whistle-blowers) or other sources (Internet and telephone), is dealt with in a timely and effective manner.


HSEC policy

The health and safety, environment, and community policy establishes Aya’s engagement to the health and safety of our workers, the environment, and local communities. It is applicable to all aspects of exploration, project development, mining, and closure and rehabilitation of mine sites..

External Standards
and Certifications

Together with our management approaches, we also maintain a number of external commitments and certifications. The landscape of external standards and certifications is continuously evolving; our approach to select the standards we will incorporate into our management systems and apply at our sites consists of understanding the value of each standard in terms of improving our performance, managing risks and understanding stakeholder needs.


Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

Aya Gold & Silver is compliant with the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). This report is generated annually and submitted to the Government of Canada. This Act is an equivalent level of reporting to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) standard and seeks to increase transparency by ensuring companies report annually on payments to all levels of government. The ESTMA helps the Government of Canada deter corruption in the extractive sector. Under the ESTMA, extractive entities that are active in Canada must publicly disclose, on an annual basis, certain types of payments made to governments in Canada and abroad. More information regarding ESTMA and its equivalency to EITI is available on the EITI website at https://eiti.org/supporter/canada. All of Aya’s annual ESTMA reports are available on the company’s Corporate Governance page.


Alignment with other principles

In addition to our formally stated commitments and certifications, we align our operational management systems with the standards listed below. Aya has been reporting against the standards developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) since 2020.

  • ISO 14001 and 45001 international standards
  • ILO Conventions, including C169
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
  • International Finance Corporation’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards
  • The EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy
  • Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
  • International Council on Mining and Metals