ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) considerations are important for mining exploration because they can have a significant impact on a mining company’s reputation, financial performance, and ability to secure funding. Environmental considerations include the potential impact of mining on the local ecosystem and climate change, while social considerations include the impact on local communities and labor practices. Governance considerations include a company’s adherence to laws and regulations, transparency, and ethical business practices. By taking ESG considerations into account, mining companies can mitigate risks, improve their public image, and secure long-term sustainability of their operations.
Slave Lake Zinc's esg Policy
Slave Lake Zinc is a company that was set up as a public company, to explore and expand the historic O’Connor Lake Zinc, Lead, Copper deposit first developed and subsequently closed do to poor economics in the early 1950’s. With having negotiated the withdrawal of an additional 18,841 acres surrounding the original grandfathered lease and with the blessing of all levels of government as well as the stake holders of the land, we (Slave Lake Zinc) are ready and prepared to develop this historic mine with modern techniques to fulfill the potential of the withdrawal for the benefit of the stake holders and shareholders of Slave Lake Zinc.
Officers & Directors
CEO & Director
Ritch Wigham, was a registered investment advisor in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan from 1979 to 2016 with Canarim (Canaccord Saskatchewan 1979 to 1984), Davidson Partners (Toronto, Ontario 1984 to 1989), Refco Futures (Vancouver, BC 1989 to 1992), C.M. Oliver (Vancouver, BC 1993 to 1999), Mackie Research Capital (Vancouver, BC 2000 to 2013) and with Global Securities Corporation (Vancouver, BC 2013 to 2016), specializing in commodities and commodity related securities. During the 1970s Mr. Wigham worked for public and government organization as a geological assistant and prospector and studied Geological Sciences for two years at the University of Saskatchewan
President & Director
Jas Rai is a former registered investment advisor who operated in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario from 2004 to 2016. He had a focus on venture markets, particularly in the resources and technology sectors, and was known for helping companies raise capital at various stages of development. In 2002, Mr. Rai earned a degree in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
Peter Cummings, is a retired chartered accountant with more than 25 years of experience as CFO of BC Hothouse Foods Inc. and subsequently of the Houweling Nurseries Group as well as more than six years of public company experience as a director and CFO. Mr. Cummings holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1978) from the University of British Columbia.
Glen Macdonald, has been a professional geologist since 1982. Mr. Macdonald consults and manages exploration and mining development projects for major and junior mining companies. Mr. Macdonald has a BSc. (1973) from the University of British Columbia Mr. Macdonald has acted as a director of junior public companies for many years.
Maxwell Braden, has been the seasonal manager of Weaver & Devore Trading Ltd. In Yellowknife, NWT since 2015, coordinating resupply to exploration crews working out of Yellowknife in the NWT and Nunavut. Between 2002 and 2014 Mr. Braden was self-employed, providing contract staking services and preparing application for Land Use Permits including consultations for junior companies. During that period Mr. Braden was engaged in several Environmental Assessment Reviews for NWT projects. From 1991 to 2001 Mr. Braden was operations manager for Yellowknife based Northern Geophysics Ltd. and oversaw the staking of some 25 million acres for junior and major exploration – 52 -companies during the diamond play in the NWT and managed grassroots exploration programs to drilling stage.
Mr. Zadka, is visionary entrepreneur and mining executive. Mr. Zadka started his career over 15 years ago with a simple task in mind of utilizing financial strength to realize commercial potential of an asset where value is understood. With his vision he has come to the forefront of the natural resources and mining industries in his current executive chairman role at Cerro de Pasco Resources Inc. Mr. Zadka also has extensive experience in Investment banking, capital markets, M&A, and corporate finance with focus on the metals and mining industry. Mr. Zadka Previously held the title of Managing director at Sunrise Securities LLC / INTE Securities, a New York City based Investment Bank. Prior to that Mr. Zadka was an investment banker at Adar Capital Advisors, associate at Casimir Capital LP, and senior consultant at Mine Management. Mr. Zadka holds a B.S. from Baruch College in New York City.