In December 2017, the Ministers of Environment and of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources of British Columbia (provincial authorities) decided against the granting of an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Ajax project. In June 2018, the Government of Canada, through the Governor-in-Council (Cabinet), issued a negative decision regarding the implementation of the Ajax project due to its anticipated significant adverse environmental impact. The decisions were made through the environmental impact assessment process reflecting the substantial engagement of provincial and federal governmental agencies, First Nations and a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including thousands of local citizens.
In 2020, the Ajax project office was opened in Kamloops (British Columbia) a person responsible for liaising with local stakeholders was hired as one of the key elements of the project focused on dialogue with the First Nations and the local community. Work was also conducted on monitoring and securing the project site in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Information about risk in the area of social dialogue of the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group was described in this Report in the section “Comprehensive Risk Management System in the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Group”.