Working with communities and other key stakeholders to ensure that our presence allows for sustainable economic empowerment begins with developing and building relationships in the earliest stages of the mine lifecycle. The mine lifecycle refers to phases that make up the longevity of a mine, from the planning to exploration of a buried mineral resource, to bringing the mine into production, to reclaiming the land after it’s completion. This process can sometimes span 25 years or even longer, resulting in Ensurge conducting business in or near communities over decades and even spanning generations. To achieve a successful outcome, it is critical that the principles of sustainability are addressed during each phase of the lifecycle. The key elements we approach sustainability with are through the stages of planning, exploration, preparation, construction, production, and completion.