2020 Sustainability Report

Avalon presents its 9th annual report on sustainability for our 2020 fiscal year (September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020). Avalon is very much on the forefront of sustainable best practices in mineral development, with a strong track record and a forward-thinking management team that makes sustainability a priority. For some time, Avalon has envisioned the opportunities that sustainable development of critical minerals supply chains offer Canada, but getting these types of projects started has been very challenging. However, our time has now come, with the recent recognition that the transition to a low carbon future cannot happen without adequate supply chains of the many critical minerals needed in clean technologies.

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, core option. All GRI content can be found within the comprehensive GRI Index. It includes a self-assessment of the company’s 2020 fiscal year sustainability performance and sets targets for 2021 against the Mining Association of Canada’s Toward Sustainable Mining indicators.

Avalon has also integrated the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our sustainability reporting. 17 SDGs were set by the UN in 2015 and are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet by 2030. Avalon has aligned our sustainability progress and goals with the SDGs to measure and manage our own small contribution towards these lofty global goals.