Sprott Inc. Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG")

Sprott is committed to the highest standards in sustainable investing with the view to giving back more to both environmental and local social causes in connection with the opening and operating mines throughout the world.

Ethical investing is an increasingly sophisticated endeavor across the investment world and affects all sectors of the global economy. For the precious metals mining sector, substantial innovation is replacing a historically patchy approach to environmental, social and governance ("ESG") issues. Increased institutional and investor demands have helped to shift attitudes and policies in favor of much stronger ESG policies.

Sprott ESG Policy Statement

Sprott believes it is part of our corporate responsibility to deliver returns by being a responsible investor. We believe that integrating ESG matters into our investment decision-making process and active ownership practices are key tenets to being a responsible investor.

Sprott ESG Principles

The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (“UNPRI”) were launched in 2006 with the aim of ensuring that ESG matters are considered during the investment process and subsequent management of investments. The UNPRI framework has become the standard for global best practice in responsible investing. Although the UNPRI framework is voluntary, we have committed to incorporating ESG matters into our investment decision making and active ownership practices.

Sprott will endeavor to observe the six UNPRI principles

  • Principle 1. We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  • Principle 2. We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  • Principle 3. We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  • Principle 4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  • Principle 5. We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  • Principle 6. We will report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

Sprott has created an ESG Committee which has been tasked with the creation and ongoing implementation of Sprott’s ESG program. Furthermore, Sprott undertakes to use reasonable endeavors to:

  • Comply with relevant regulations governing the protection of human rights, occupational health and safety, the environment and the labor and business practices of the jurisdictions in which we conduct business
  • Adhere to the highest standards of conduct intended to avoid even the appearance of negligent, unfair or corrupt business practices
  • Regard implementation of our ESG program as an integral part of how we do business
  • Instruct our investment professionals in the identification and management of ESG risks and opportunities
  • Recognize that our ESG responsibilities are of an ongoing nature and to encourage the continual improvement in the execution of our ESG program

The ESG Committee will periodically review the effectiveness of Sprott’s ESG program and report relevant findings to the CEO and Board of Sprott Inc.

Commitment to Diversity

ESG and Precious Metals Mining: A Sprott Primer

Sprott Brochure

Sprott Mining ESG Heatmap

Sprott Mining Heatmap

Responsible Gold Mining Principles (RGMPs)
In 2019, the World Gold Council established a new framework that set out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining.WGC Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020







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