Amended: May 10, 2006
Adopted: November 5, 2004
MANDATE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
To assist the board of directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the Company’s
establishment of health, safety and environmental policies for its mining operations and to
review their appropriateness on an ongoing basis and to report to the board on a regular basis.
The Health, Safety & Environment Committee (the “Committee”) will consist of at least three
members of the board of directors. The board will appoint the Committee members and the
Procedures, Powers & Duties
The Committee will meet prior to each quarterly board of directors meeting, with authority to
convene additional meetings, as circumstances warrant. All Committee members are expected
to attend each meeting.
Meeting agendas will be prepared in advance and circulated to Committee members along with
any appropriate briefing materials.
No business shall be transacted by the Committee except at a meeting duly called, where a
majority of members are present, either in person or by telephone or video conference.
The Committee may retain special legal counsel or outside consultants to advise the Committee
at the Company’s expense including sole authority to retain and to approve any such firm’s fees
and other retention terms, without the prior approval of the board of directors.
The business of the Committee will be recorded in minutes of the Committee which shall be
submitted to the board of directors. The Chairperson of the Committee will report on the
activities of the Committee at the next following meeting of the board of directors.
With respect to the Committee’s mandate, the Committee shall:
Review the mandate annually to ensure that it continues to adequately reflect a process
in place which reviews:
the Company’s commitment to the health and safety of workers at its sites; and