Bradda Head Lithium is committed to operating in ways that engage positively with local communities and minimise our impact on the environment as much as possible.
We strive to achieve the highest standards of ESG monitoring, compliance and performance in all of our operations. We have established environmental, sustainability and governance (“ESG”) principles and practices and are mindful of global changes in the mining and chemicals industries.
We seek to explore for Lithium using environmentally sustainable practices and, in the future, to develop, build and operate lithium mines and processing facilities that meet the highest ESG standards
Social & Governance
Bradda Head Lithium maintains a strong awareness of its responsibilities within the environments and communities where we operate, and the resulting impact of our proposed operations in the United States. Bradda Head has implemented environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles and practices to ensure the Company’s exploration activities are conducted according to relevant mining and environmental laws within the regions where we operate. Furthermore, where possible, Bradda Head hires local personnel, uses local contractors and suppliers, and seeks to provide a safe and inclusive work environment with opportunities for workforce training and advancement.
Sustainable development is an integral part of the decision making process at Bradda Head. The Company’s Board of Directors places considerable importance on a range of issues including health and safety, the environment and community relations. The Board of Bradda Head has oversight of the Company’s practices and governance in the following areas:
Bradda Head is sensitive to cultural issues regarding the importance of areas to the Native American peoples. Many of Bradda Head’s licence areas overlap known areas of importance and Bradda Head is committed to working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and with the local communities.
For example, the Burro Creek area represents the westernmost known occurrence of the Prescott Culture. Stonewalls of Prescott pueblos still stand more than eight feet in height. They represent evidence of settlements of Yavapai and Hualapai indigenous peoples in the area.
As part of the permitting process on the State Mineral Lease tenement package, the Company completed an archaeological survey which identified and mapped a number of native American sites; however, none of these have been classified as ‘major sites’. These sites have been curated and accommodated in the exploration work conducted to date.
Biodiversity and Habitat
Bradda Head ensures that it is mindful of working in ways that protect the natural habitat and biodiversity of its licence areas. Although our licence areas are mainly situated within desert environment, there are nonetheless well established habitats with high nature values with several vulnerable or threatened species present.
Water is a scarce commodity in Arizona and Nevada and therefore water permitting and management is critical to the success of the projects. Bradda Head is working with experts to ensure its water usage is kept to a minimum by utilising the newest technological advances such as, for example, using sonic drilling on its current exploration work programme, which uses less water than conventional drilling.