Environmental, societal & governmental responsibility


Our approach to ESG is centered on minimizing our environmental impact, promoting social responsibility, and ensuring the highest standards of governance.

At Newpath Resources Inc., we take our responsibilities as a corporate citizen seriously and are committed to implementing strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices throughout our operations.

We recognize that our success as a company is inextricably linked to the well-being of the communities and environments in which we operate. That’s why we strive to make a positive impact on society and the planet through our business activities. We believe that by taking a responsible and sustainable approach to doing business, we can create long-term value for our stakeholders and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Approach To

Indigenous Relationships

Our objective is to foster an ecosystem of exploration that does not allow for the subversion of Indigenous ideals.  Newpath Resources recognizes the accountability that it owes to its community and the people who have lived on the land since time immemorial.  We understand that this duty far exceeds the bounds of legal or regulatory obligation and,  rather,  hinges upon an overarching responsibility to both humanity and the earth. Our position has been informed through the investigation of both the limitations and issues of current legislation as they relate to mining in Ontario, Canada. 

This investigation made it abundantly clear that new processes and policies (quite literally, a new path) must be forged in order to accomplish a mutually beneficial, human-forward framework for ethical mining practices on Indigenous land. Through an analysis of constitutional and legislative documents including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Mining Act of Ontario, as well as reports and articles published by Indigenous communities and individuals, Newpath Resources seeks to determine and address the greatest failings and injustices of the current system to gain greater understanding of how a company can approach Indigenous rights, partnerships and communities with respect, compassion and equality. 

Mining Legislative Issues

Newpath's Recognition


and lack of transparency within the Mining Act

The Dismissal & Exclusion

of Indigenous policies and laws into the amended Mining Act


and the use of purely textual interpretation of treaties in legal proceedings


Neither the mining act Nor its regulations provide for the deregistration of a mining claim as a result of consultation

Expedited Timelines

That do not provide Indigenous communities with adequate time to arrive at a consensus

Legal Precedents

In court proceedings that unethically hold legislation over constitutional rights, especially in regards to the Duty to Consult

This is merely the first step in a considerably larger, more comprehensive process which will include physical engagement, education and consultation. The principles outlined provide our first pass at a framework for ethical partnerships between Newpath Resources and Indigenous communities. There will always be more to learn, amend and revise as our knowledge and relationships grow.

Solutions & Promises For the future

In areas which are impacted by treaties, Newpath will recognize and honour all oral components if so provided by the community.

Provide education to all involved with any project on Indigenous history and culture

Implement the use of Collaboration Agreements rather than the use of Impact Benefit Agreements where possible

Newpath recognizes the overarching validity of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) above any and all legislative regulations.

Newpath will educate themselves on and follow all applicable Anishinabek laws and regulations both in the consultation process as well as in all subsequent activity that relates to the community or the land.

Determine a reasonable time frame with which the community feels that they can arrive at a decision, and take no action before that time has elapsed.

Engage in consultation prior to any staking, reporting or any other deemed “low impact” activity. Follow all band specific consultation processes if such policies are public. In the event that they are not, Newpath will seek out instruction from the community in question to ascertain the correct process required.

Follow all principles set out in the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) report “Below the Surface, Anishinabek Mining Strategy”. Some of these principles have been inducted into the Mining Act, at least in part, however Newpath will adamantly follow any and all principles delineated in the above report.

Ensure the community in question (and surrounding communities) receive direct benefit from any projections taken up, including but not limited to: Equity ownership in projects employment within project training where possible, provide opportunities for sustainable benefits that outlast and are not reliant upon the project (non-direct business establishment, training/education, Legacy Funds etc.)

Environmental Declaration

Our environmental objectives in our exploration work

Restore and rehabilitate mined areas to pre-mining conditions, or to an equivalent or better state.
Implement a robust environmental management system that complies with relevant laws and regulations.
Continuously monitor and assess environmental performance and take corrective action as necessary.
Minimize environmental impacts of mining activities through efficient use of resources and implementation of best management practices.
Encourage and support employee engagement in environmental protection and sustainability.
Continuously improve overall environmental performance through setting and achieving measurable targets and goals.
Regularly engage and communicate with stakeholders, including local communities, to understand and address their environmental concerns.

Governance objective

We are still an early-stage exploration company and as such we have board compensation and governance that would be described as equally early-stage. We have big board ambition and as such, have set some goals to have our Board and organizational governance match.

By Q4 of 2024 our goal is to have all of our board and governance policies in place to qualify for a TSX listing.


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