American West is driven by the goal of a sustainable future through responsible operations and ethical business practices that deliver economic returns for our shareholders and create shared value in our communities.
Our commitment to sustainability is achieved through adherence to high standards of Environmental Social Governance (ESG). The Company aspires to have industry leading credentials in ESG with a focus on:
- Environment – American West is committed to safeguarding the environment and managing potential impacts on water, land and air quality.
- Climate Change – America West recognises that climate change is a shared global challenge that requires collective action between business, government and society. The Company supports the move to a low emission economy to reduce future climate change impacts and avoid increasing their severity.
- Governance – We support on-going development of good corporate governance, and believe that high standards of governance create a corporate culture that values integrity and ethical behaviour. Strong, effective governance is essential for earning the trust of our stakeholders.
Strong community relationships are the foundation of our social licence to operate and we strive to make a meaningful contribution to the communities in the regions where our projects are located.
We aim to build and maintain strong relationships with all our stakeholders – including host communities, business partners, governments and non-government organisations.
Our partners at the Utah Geological Society have been fortunate to receive a US Federal Government Grant to study critical and strategic metals at our Utah West Desert Project. These examples of stakeholder collaboration are key to our social licence to operate.
We aim to create an inclusive and supportive workplace, where people are empowered and aligned. Our future success and ability to execute our strategic plan depends on attracting and retaining the right people with the right skills.
We aspire to be a business which recognises and respects the rights and dignity of all people.
We care about the health and wellbeing of our people and our host communities, and work proactively to sustain their wellbeing. Our aim is to manage our work place environments in a way that effectively minimises the exposure of our people to hazards that may cause injury or long-term health issues.
Corporate Governance plan