SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES FOR DIOS EXPLORATION
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) established a framework for responsible exploration called E3 Plus. The E3 Plus serves as a framework for exploration companies to continue their activities while improving their environmental, social and health and safety performance as well integrating these three aspects in all their exploration work.
Dios adoptedthe eight principles of E3 Plus and asks its consultants and suppliers to also respect
them. Here are the main principles that apply to the Company:
· Apply ethical business practices:
Dios continues to abide by management procedures
that promote honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability
· Engage host communities and other affected and interested parties:
During exploration activities, Dios makes sure to interact with local and native communities, notably trappers, organizations, groups and individuals on the basis of respect, inclusion and meaningful participation.
· Protect the environment:
Dios conducts its exploration activities in ways that create minimal disturbance to the environment and applies, in all of its operations, the principles of sustainable development.
Moreover, on May 21, 2014, the Company’s Board of Directors signed a resolution with the
following commitments about sustainable development governance:
· Concerning governance and responsible management, the Company must ensure:
That employees, of all levels, understand their social and environmental responsibilities, and that they work towards improving their workplace environmental.
To plan, evaluate and manage all its projects with rigor in order to minimize the negative effects on the environment and local communities.
· Maintaining an open dialogue is key to responsible management of projects on lands used by others. The Company must ensure:
To develop a proactive, open and transparent communication with local authorities (including Native communities), municipal authorities, as well as governmental organizations.
To develop a proactive communication with other parties involved from the region.
· Concerning health and safety, the Company must ensure:
To diligently apply the regulations, in terms of health and safety in all of its exploration activities.
· Concerning the environment, the Company must ensure:
To apply with diligence the environmental regulations in of its exploration activities.
· Concerning socio-economic implication, the Company must ensure:
Whenever possible, to generate benefits on a local level and to contribute to the local development by constructively partnering with native and non-native communities in order to respectively consider the interests of all parties involved
Dios explores for high potential intrusives associated with deep structures. Glacial sediment sampling defines indicator mineral dispersal trains for diamond indicator minerals for kimberlites.
Dios discovered gold dispersal trains leading up-ice to date to outcropping gold-bearing granites near major structures.
Kimberlites are deep-rooted intrusives, alkaline magmatism facies, often associated with rift zones. Kimberlites (diamond potential) rise up as volcanoes coming from the earth’s mantle, some 400 kilometers at depth.