BNQ 21 000 is a pilot project initiated by the Quebec Standards Bureau to implement standards for sustainable development in the various industries of Quebec. Virginia Mines is the only mining exploration company that has been selected to participate in this project among the 17 companies in the Quebec mining sector.
The integration of principles and issues of sustainable development in Virginia Mines’ strategies and management methods should be completed by 2013. In this way, Virginia Mines ensures that it will remain at the forefront of sustainable development in the exploration industry socially, economically, and environmentally.
The BNQ 21 000 project is organized in seven steps to encourage the participation of various stakeholders. Here is an overview of the work being done by Virginia Mines to communicate and promote its commitment to sustainable development:
For more information on the BNQ 21 000 project: http://www.bnq21000.qc.ca/