Vancouver, British Columbia – Integra Resources Corp. (“Integra” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: ITR; NYSE American: ITRG) is pleased to announce the publication of its inaugural ESG Report, providing Integra’s shareholders and stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of the Company’s commitments, practices, and performance in the areas of environment, social, and governance (“ESG”) for the year 2020. The report marks an important milestone for the Company as it seeks to establish itself as a leader in ESG in the mineral exploration and development sector.
To view a copy of the report, please click on the link below, or find it on the Company’s website under the ESG section.
George Salamis, Integra’s President & CEO, stated, “We are proud of Integra’s substantial first efforts to disclose our practices and performance in ESG in a formal context. We welcome this opportunity to highlight the accomplishments of our team who performed admirably in the midst of a pandemic, putting the health and safety of our employees and our host communities first, all the while continuing to responsibly advance the DeLamar Project in an assertive manner on the exploration and development fronts.”
“Our team is excited by the many prospective ideas we are evaluating to design an economically robust, responsible, and resilient future operation,” commented Mark Stockton, VP of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability. “Committing to ESG early on has proven itself to reveal many opportunities for our growing Company. This is apparent in the culture we are creating and the support we are experiencing from the community, and also in areas such as the engineering solutions in greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies being evaluated for our upcoming Pre-feasibility Study. We are seeing that the dividends of our ESG program are not only socially and environmentally beneficial, but interestingly some of the most exciting options are potentially very economic as well.”
2020 ESG Report Highlights
- Responsible management of the DeLamar Project’s operations and activities amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic, prioritizing the health & safety of our employees and host communities.
- Leading the #MiningFeedsBC effort to help raise over CAD$100,000 for food banks in British Columbia.
- Strong environmental performance, recording zero reportable spills or environmental incidents.
- Proactive community engagement, implementing the newly formed External Stakeholder Plan
- Zero recordable health and safety incidents in 32,783 hours worked
- First time estimating Project greenhouse gas emissions: 258 metric tons CO2e Scope 1 emissions, and 562 metric tons CO2e Scope 2 emissions.
About Integra Resources
Integra is a development-stage mining company focused on the exploration and de-risking of the past producing DeLamar Gold-Silver Project in Idaho, USA. Integra is led by the management team from Integra Gold Corp. which successfully grew, developed and sold the Lamaque Project, in Quebec, for C$600 M in 2017. Since acquiring the DeLamar Project, which includes the adjacent DeLamar and Florida Mountain gold and silver deposits, in late 2017, the Company has demonstrated significant resource growth and conversion while providing a robust economic study in its maiden Preliminary Economic Assessment. The Company is currently focused on resource growth through brownfield and greenfield exploration and the delivery of a Pre-feasibility Study in Q4 2021. For additional information, please reference the “Technical Report and Preliminary Economic Assessment for the DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold – Silver Project, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA (October 22, 2019).”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, CEO and Director
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