GRI & SASB Indices

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Content Index

General Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
Organizational Profile
102-1Name of the organizationAbout Pretivm & Our Report
102-2Activities, brands, products and servicesAbout Pretivm & Our Report
102-3Location of headquartersOur Company,
Our Mine
102-4Location of operationsOur Company,
Our Mine
102-5Ownership and legal formCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
See our Consolidated 2020 Financial Statement
102-6Markets servedOur Company,
Our Mine
102-7Scale of the organizationOur Company,
Our Mine
102-8Information on employees and other workersOur Workforce
& Contractors
102-9Supply chainSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
102-10Significant changes to the organization and supply chainThere were no significant changes to Pretivm’s organization or supply chain in 2020.
102-11Precautionary principle or approachOur Sustainability Journey & Priorities
102-12External initiativesOur Company,
Our Mine
102-13Memberships of associationsOur Company,
Our Mine
Strategy
102-14Statement from senior decision-makerCEO Message
102-15Key impacts risks and opportunitiesCEO Message
Ethics & Integrity
102-16Values, principles, standards, and norms of behaviorCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
102-17Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethicsCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
Governance
102-18Governance structureCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
102-21Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental and social topicsSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
102-29Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impactsSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
102-30Effectiveness of risk management processesCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
102-32Highest governance body’s role in sustainability reportingCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40List of stakeholder groupsCommunity Relations
102-41Percent of employees covered by collective bargaining agreementsOur Workforce
& Contractors

We have no collective bargaining agreements
102-42Basis for identifying and selecting stakeholdersCommunity Relations
102-43Approach to stakeholder engagementCommunity Relations
102-44Key topics, concerns raised, which stakeholder group raised each key topic/concern, and how the organization has responded (including through its reporting)Community Relations
Reporting Practices
102-45Entities included in consolidated financial statementsSee our 2020 Financial Statement.
102-46Process for defining report content and topic boundaries; how the reporting principles for defining report content were appliedAbout This Report
102-47List of material topicsOur Sustainability Journey & Priorities
102-48Effect of restatements of information and reasons for themNoted in sections as appropriate
102-49Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic boundariesOur Sustainability Journey & Priorities
102-50Reporting periodAbout This Report
102-51Date of most recent reportAbout This Report
102-52Reporting cycleAbout This Report
102-53Contact point for questions regarding the reportAbout This Report
102-54Core or comprehensive claimAbout This Report
102-55GRI content indexGRI & SASB Indices
102-56Policy/practice for external assuranceAbout This Report

Specific Standard Disclosures

GRI IndicatorDescriptionLocation
Economic Standards
GRI 201: Economic Performance
103-1Material topic and its boundaryOur Company,
Our Mine
103-2Management approachOur Company,
Our Mine
103-3Evaluation of management approachOur Company,
Our Mine
201-1Direct economic value generated and distributedOur Company,
Our Mine
201-2Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate changeEnergy &
Climate Change
GRI 202: Market Presence
103-1Material topic and its boundaryOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-2Management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-3Evaluation of management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
202-1Ratios of standard entry-level wage by gender compared to local minimum wageOur Workforce
& Contractors
202-2Proportion of senior management hired from the local communityOur Workforce
& Contractors
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts
103-1Material topic and its boundarySocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-2Management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-3Evaluation of management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
203-1Infrastructure investments and services supportedSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
203-2Significant indirect economic impactsSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
GRI 204: Procurement Practices
103-1Material topic and its boundarySocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-2Management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-3Evaluation of management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
204-1Proportion of spending on local suppliersSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
103-1Material topic and its boundaryCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
103-2Management approachCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
103-3Evaluation of management approachCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
205-1Operations assess for risks related to corruptionCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
205-2Communication and training about anticorruption policies and proceduresCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
205-3Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions takenCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
Environmental Standards
GRI 302: Energy
103-1Material topic and its boundaryEnergy &
Climate Change
103-2Management approachEnergy &
Climate Change
103-3Evaluation of management approachEnergy &
Climate Change
302-1Energy consumption within the organizationEnergy &
Climate Change
302-3Energy intensityEnergy &
Climate Change
302-4Reduction of energy consumptionEnergy &
Climate Change
GRI 303: Water and Effluents
103-1Material topic and its boundaryWatershed Management
103-2Management approachWatershed Management
103-3Evaluation of management approachWatershed Management
303-1Interactions with water as a shared resourceWatershed Management
303-2Management of water discharge-related impactsWatershed Management
303-3Water withdrawalWatershed Management
303-4Water dischargeWatershed Management
303-5Water consumptionWatershed Management
GRI 304: Biodiversity
103-1Material topic and its boundaryProtecting Biodiversity
103-2Management approachProtecting Biodiversity
103-3Evaluation of management approachProtecting Biodiversity
304-1Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areasProtecting Biodiversity
304-2Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversityProtecting Biodiversity
304-3Habitats protected or restoredProtecting Biodiversity
Reclamation & Closure
304-4IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operationsProtecting Biodiversity
GRI 305: Emissions
103-1Material topic and its boundaryEnergy &
Climate Change
103-2Management approachEnergy &
Climate Change
103-3Evaluation of management approachEnergy &
Climate Change
305-1Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissionsEnergy &
Climate Change
305-2Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissionsEnergy &
Climate Change
305-4GHG emissions intensityEnergy &
Climate Change
305-5Reduction of GHG emissionsEnergy &
Climate Change
GRI 306: Waste
103-1Material topic and its boundaryEffluent & Waste Management
103-2Management approachEffluent & Waste Management
103-3Evaluation of management approachEffluent & Waste Management
306-1Waste generation and significant waste-related impactsEffluent & Waste Management
306-2Management of significant waste-related impactsEffluent & Waste Management
306-3Waste generatedEffluent & Waste Management
306-4Waste diverted from disposalEffluent & Waste Management
306-5Waste directed to disposalEffluent & Waste Management
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance
103-1Material topic and its boundaryEnvironmental Management
103-2Management approachEnvironmental Management
103-3Evaluation of management approachEnvironmental Management
307-1Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulationsEnvironmental Management
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment
103-1Material topic and its boundarySocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-2Management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-3Evaluation of management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
308-1New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteriaSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
308-2Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions takenSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
Social Standards
GRI 401: Employment
103-1Material topic and its boundaryOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-2Management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-3Evaluation of management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
401-1New employee hires and employee turnoverOur Workforce
& Contractors
401-2Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employeesOur Workforce
& Contractors
401-3Parental leaveOur Workforce
& Contractors
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
103-1Material topic and its boundaryCourage to Care
103-2Management approachCourage to Care
103-3Evaluation of management approachCourage to Care
403-1Occupational health and safety management systemCourage to Care
403-2Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigationCourage to Care
403-3Occupational health servicesCourage to Care
403-4Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safetyCourage to Care
403-5Worker training on occupational health and safetyTraining & Development
Courage to Care
403-6Promotion of worker healthCourage to Care
403-7Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationshipsCourage to Care
403-8Workers covered by an occupational health and safety management systemCourage to Care
403-9Work-related injuriesCourage to Care
GRI 404: Training and Education
103-1Material topic and its boundaryTraining & Development
103-2Management approachTraining & Development
103-3Evaluation of management approachTraining & Development
404-1Average hours of training per year per employeeTraining & Development
404-2Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programsTraining & Development
404-3Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development opportunitiesTraining & Development
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
103-1Material topic and its boundaryOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-2Management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
103-3Evaluation of management approachOur Workforce
& Contractors
405-1Diversity of governance bodies and employeesOur Workforce
& Contractors
GRI 411: Rights of Indigenous Peoples
103-1Material topic and its boundaryIndigenous Involvement
103-2Management approachIndigenous Involvement
103-3Evaluation of management approachIndigenous Involvement
411-1Incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoplesIndigenous Involvement
GRI 413: Local Communities
103-1Material topic and its boundaryCommunity Relations
103-2Management approachCommunity Relations
103-3Evaluation of management approachCommunity Relations
413-1Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programsCommunity Relations
413-2Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communitiesCommunity Relations
GRI 414: Social Supplier Assessment
103-1Material topic and its boundarySocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-2Management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-3Evaluation of management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
414-1New suppliers that were screened using social criteriaSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
414-2Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions takenSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
GRI 415: Public Policy
103-1Material topic and its boundaryCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
103-2Management approachCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
103-3Evaluation of management approachCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
415-1Political contributionsCorporate Governance & Business Ethics
GRI 419: Socio Economic Compliance
103-1Material topic and its boundarySocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-2Management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
103-3Evaluation of management approachSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits
419-1Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic areaSocio-Economic Impacts & Benefits

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Index

SASB Topic

Accounting Metric

Category

Unit of Measure

Code

Data

Reference

Accounting Metrics

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gross global Scope 1 emissions, percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) CO2e Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-110a.1

Gross global Scope 1 emissions: 28,668 Metric tonnes CO2e

Percentage covered under emissions-limiting regulations: 99.98% of our Scope 1 emissions arise from the combustion of purchased fossil fuels including diesel, gasoline, and propane. These emissions are subject to carbon taxation.

2020 Sustainability Report

Discussion of long-term and short-term strategy or plan to manage Scope 1 emissions, emissions reduction targets, and an analysis of performance against those targets

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

EMM-MM-110a.2

Our investment to connect our operations to the provincial hydroelectric power grid has helped us avoid significant Scope 1 emissions.

Further discussion of emissions reduction strategy and targets is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Air Quality

Air emissions of the following pollutants: (1) CO, (2) NOx (excluding N2O), (3) SOx, (4) particulate matter (PM10), (5) mercury (Hg), (6) lead (Pb), and (7) volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Quantitative

Metric tons (t)

EMM-MM-120a.1

(1) CO = 180 tonnes
(2) NOx = 648 tonnes
(3) SOx = 42 tonnes
(4) Particulate matter = 1,277 tonnes
(7) VOCs = 51 tonnes

2020 Sustainability Report

Energy Management

(1) Total energy consumed, (2) percentage grid electricity, (3) percentage renewable

Quantitative

Gigajoules (GJ) Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-130a.1

(1) 959,775 gigajoules
(2) 46% from grid electricity (BC Hydro)
(3) 0% renewable energy. Pretivm’s operations receive power from the BC Hydro electrical grid which is 97% renewable. Electricity consumption from the BC Hydro grid is not included in the renewable energy consumption total in accordance with the SASB EM-MM standard.

2020 Sustainability Report

Water Management

(1) Total fresh water withdrawn, (2) total fresh water consumed, percentage of each in regions with High or Extremely High Baseline Water Stress

Quantitative

Thousand cubic meters (m3) Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-140a.1

(1) Total fresh water withdrawal of potable groundwater = 32,320 cubic metres. Total water withdrawn amounted to 1,363,940 cubic metres including potable groundwater (32,320 cubic metres), water from dewatering the underground mine (574,348 cubic metres) and surface water withdrawn from the contact water pond and Waste Rock and Tailings Storage Facility (757,272 cubic metres).

(2) Total water consumed = 14,346 cubic metres, including water from all sources listed in item (1) above.

(1,2) None (0%) of Pretivm’s water withdrawal occurred in regions of High or Extremely High baseline water stress.

Pretivm’s estimate of fresh water use conservatively includes water sourced from the contact water pond, Waste Rock and Tailings Storage Facility, and underground mine dewatering. In accordance with the SASB-EM-MM standard, these sources have less than 1,000 parts per million of dissolved solids.

2020 Sustainability Report

Number of incidents of non-compliance associated with water quality permits, standards, and regulations

Quantitative

Number

EMM-MM-140a.2

There were zero non-compliance water-related incidents in 2020.

2020 Sustainability Report

Waste & Hazardous Materials Management

 

Total weight of tailings waste, percentage recycled

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-150a.1

Total weight of tailings waste = 1,229,000 tonnes

Percentage of tailings waste that was recycled = 35% (reused as backfill)

2020 Sustainability Report

Total weight of mineral processing waste, percentage recycled

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-150a.2

Total weight of non-hazardous waste produced at site: 2,198 tonnes (39% recycled)

Total weight of hazardous waste produced at site: 614.2 tonnes

2020 Sustainability Report

Number of tailings impoundments, broken down by MSHA hazard potential

Quantitative

Number

EMM-MM-150a.3

Number of tailings impoundments: Zero (0)

We manage one tailings facility, which does not have a conventional tailings dam or tailings pond (i.e., zero tailings impoundments or dams). We avoided these features and the associated risks of dam failure and long-term maintenance requirements by designing the Brucejack Mine around attributes of the natural landscape. 

2020 Sustainability Report

Biodiversity Impacts

 

Description of environmental management policies and practices for active sites

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

EMM-MM-160a.1

Our commitment to protecting the environment is embodied in our Environmental Policy, which is supported by a suite of 26 Environmental Management Plans.

Further discussion of our environmental management policies and practices is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Percentage of mine sites where acid rock drainage is: (1) predicted to occur, (2) actively mitigated, and (3) under treatment or remediation

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-160a.2

(1) Predicted to occur: 100% (i.e., 1 mine site)
(2) Actively mitigated: 100% (i.e., 1 mine site)
(3) Under treatment or remediation: 100% (i.e., 1 mine site)

2020 Sustainability Report

Percentage of (1) proved and (2) probable reserves in or near sites with protected conservation status or endangered species habitat

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-160a.3

(1,2) None of our reserves are in or near protected areas. We do not currently track the percentage of proved and probable reserves in or near endangered species habitat. A number of protected or endangered species are found in the general vicinity of the Brucejack Mine such as the western toad, grizzly bear, wolverine, barn swallow, olive-sided flycatcher, and the little brown bat.

Further discussion of how we manage protected and endangered species habitats is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Security, Human Rights & Rights of indigenous Peoples

 

Percentage of (1) proved and (2) probable reserves in or near areas of conflict

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-210a.1

(1,2) 0% - We do not have operations in areas of conflict.

2020 Sustainability Report

Percentage of (1) proved and (2) probable reserves in or near indigenous land

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-210a.2

(1,2) 100% of proved or probable reserves are located in or near Indigenous land. Portions of Brucejack Mine, access road, and transmission line lie within the traditional territories claimed by the Tahltan Nation and Tsetsaut Skii km Lax Ha, and in the Nass Area of the Nisga’a Nation.

Further discussion of our relationships with Indigenous Peoples, including cooperation and benefits agreements, is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Discussion of engagement processes and due diligence practices with respect to human rights, indigenous rights, and operation in areas of conflict

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

EMM-MM-210a.3

We recognize the history of First Nations in the area and the legacy of resource development over the past decades. Our Cooperation and Benefits Agreements with the Nisga’a Lisims Government, Tahltan Central Government, and Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs and our memorandum of understanding with the Tsetsaut Skii km Lax Ha support our relationships with these Indigenous groups.

Further discussion of our engagement processes and due diligence practices with respect to Indigenous rights is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Community Relations

Discussion of process to manage risks and opportunities associated with community rights and interests

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

EMM-MM-210b.1

Our Social Responsibility Policy guides our approach to managing community relations as well as upholding our commitments to health and safety, local socio-economic benefits, and Indigenous involvement.

Further discussion of how we manage risks and opportunities associated with community rights and interests is provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Number and duration of non-technical delays

Quantitative

Number, days

EMM-MM-210b.2

There were zero non-technical delays in 2020.

2020 Sustainability Report

Labour Relations

Percentage of active workforce covered under collective bargaining agreements, broken down by U.S. and foreign employees

Quantitative

Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-310a.1

We have no collective bargaining agreements (i.e., 0% of workforce).

2020 Sustainability Report

Number and duration of strikes and lockouts

Quantitative

Number, days

EMM-MM-310a.2

There were no strikes or lockouts in 2020.

2020 Sustainability Report

Workforce Health & Safety

(1) MSHA all-incidence rate, (2) fatality rate, (3) near miss frequency rate (NMFR) and (4) average hours of health, safety, and emergency response training for (a) full-time employees and (b) contract employees

Quantitative

Rate

EMM-MM-320a.1

(1) Injury Frequency Rate = 0.44
(2) Fatality = 1
(3) Near Miss Frequency Rate = 9.49
(4) 29.9 hours for all employees, including full-time and contract employees.

2020 Sustainability Report

Business Ethics & Transparency

Description of the management system for prevention of corruption and bribery throughout the value chain

Discussion and Analysis

N/A

EMM-MM-510a.1

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (The Code) embodies our strong commitment to ethics across all levels of the company. The Code provides a framework for our ethical business practices including safety, finance, human rights, environmental compliance, and commitment to a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and respectful of human rights.

100% of on-site workers (including direct employees and contractors) and 100% of corporate leaders and managers reviewed and signed off on our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and related policies in 2020.

Further discussion of our management system for prevention of corruption and bribery throughout our value chain provided in our 2020 Sustainability Report.

2020 Sustainability Report

Production in countries that have the 20 lowest rankings in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) saleable

EMM-MM-510a.2

Zero – We do not have operations in the 20 lowest rankings in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.

2020 Sustainability Report

Activity Metrics

Production of (1) metal ores and (2) finished metal products

Quantitative

Metric tons (t) saleable

EMM-MM-000.A

(1) 1,307,483 tonnes
(2) Gold = 347,743 ounces
Silver = 472,163 ounces

Total number of employees, percentage contractors

Quantitative

Number, Percentage (%)

EMM-MM-000.B

(1) 853 employees
(2) 41% of the Brucejack Mine workforce are contractors