O3 Mining Inc. has received UL 2723 ECOLOGO Certification for Mineral Exploration Companies. Supported by industry, investors and government authorities, in 2012 the Association De L’exploration Minière Du Québec (Québec Mineral Exploration Association or AEMQ) initiated the certification project aimed at evaluating and recognizing the responsible practices of mining exploration companies and their service providers. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent certification body, developed the ECOLOGO Certification based on AEMQ’s initial work.

“The program offers mineral exploration companies an opportunity to verify their responsible practices and ability to reduce their impact on the environment,” said Doug Lockard, vice president and general manager for UL. “We support their commitment to sustainability.”

The certification process entailed the verification of 100 indicators encompassing practices on environment, health and safety, governance, community relations, First Nations relations, innovation, contribution to local economy, etc.

“As an exploration company, O3 Mining has taken a proactive approach to sustainability by integrating environmental, social and governance best practices at the heart of our company to create long-term value for our stakeholders,” O3 Mining President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Vizquerra said. “The ECOLOGO certification validates our commitment to sustainable development to our stakeholders and shareholders.”