A greener path

There is no shying away from the fact that the global mining industry has its critics.

Environment

For Norway, the oil and gas industries have no doubt had a big impact on the surrounding environment. That’s why our approach is different; we take pride in our considerate, responsible, modern mining techniques – all are sensitive to the surrounding environment, ecology and communities.

Adhering to the United Nations SDGs

PROMOTE SUSTAINED, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK FOR ALL.

All our investigations and explorations in Norway into vital raw materials are undertaken in a mindful way, with the full consent of the local community. Not only that, by helping evolve this nascent industry in the country, we will position Norway as a global provider of vanadium, phosphorus and titanium – fuelling economic growth and wealth, as it diversifies away from oil and gas.

BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, PROMOTE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION AND FOSTER INNOVATION.

Norge Mining is helping lay the foundations for clean, green mining in Norway – an innovative, growth industry there. Our work will create employment for local communities, while mining for EU critical raw materials will lead to prosperity for the entire country. Norwegians will also benefit from the infrastructure we are building in the regions we are operating in, all built using hydro and wind power.

TAKE URGENT ACTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

This SDG goal is at the core of all our operations in Norway. We understand there to be large, high-grade deposits of vanadium and phosphorus. On an international level, vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFB) will be the answer to storing vast quantities of renewable energy, as we leave our harmful carbon dependence behind. While natural phosphate fertilisers are the least environmentally harmful way to grow the sheer quantity of crops needed to feed our increasing global population.

PROTECT, RESTORE AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE USE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS, SUSTAINABLY MANAGE FORESTS, COMBAT DESERTIFICATION, AND HALT AND REVERSE LAND DEGRADATION AND HALT BIODIVERSITY LOSS

On a local level, we pledge our commitment to the surrounding environment and ecosystems, as we carry out our investigations. We are aware of all the protected areas, species and cultural heritage near our sites, and will be in constant liaison with environmentalists as we continue our work. Thanks to aero-magnetic surveying and innovative mining techniques, any disruption to the land will be minimalized and we will be involved in renaturation programmes throughout our project.

Towards a sustainable future

Some of the minerals we are exploring will greatly contribute to a more sustainable global future. Vanadium has huge and exciting potential in efficient power storage for renewable energy and as a possible replacement to lithium-ion batteries in the future.

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While phosphates have become an invaluable natural element in fertilisers, used to boost crop yield, they are considered key to future global food security.

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With these important considerations in mind, both vanadium and phosphates are on the European Union’s Critical Raw Materials list.

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Norway’s Strategy for the Mineral Industry

“Growth in the industry shall be strengthened by means of a continued commitment to mapping of mineral deposits, access to information about mineral resources in Norway, better resource planning, a continued development of the mineral agencies and access to knowledge and a competent workforce.”

Being a good neighbour

Norge Mining has already held numerous consultations with communities close to its licences and planned operations. We are speaking to council members, local suppliers, landowners and farmers. we will continue to have an open-door policy with all of these groups when it comes to any project developments or milestones.

Community Consultation

We are committed to ongoing consultations with all neighbourhoods in the upcoming months and years ahead and are investing in pioneering software to handle any problems immediately, at any time. We also have a full grievance procedure in place should the need ever arise.

Inward employment and investment

We consider our exploration and sourcing of high-demand minerals in Norway as an opportunity to boost the economy and provide new jobs. Norway itself has developed a national strategy for the minerals industry; regional plans have been designed to prioritise new industries and attract inward employment and investment.

Protected areas

Norge Mining understands there are a number of protected areas within our exploration licences and is fully investigating them. We are gathering as much information as possible on this, and will make sure any findings are at the forefront of our exploration and sourcing of minerals in Norway.

Eptavatnet nature reserve

The Eptavatnet Nature Reserve is in the Eigersund Municipality in Rogaland County. It is an IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) 1a high status habitat. This categorisation is for areas that are strictly set aside to protect biodiversity. The reserve is valuable not only as a breeding ground and wintering site for wetland bird species, but also for songbirds. A short stretch of river joins the flat wetlands of the upper and lower Epta lake, that is dominated by riparian grass and floating leaf communities.

Conservation

As well as protected areas, Norge Mining understands there are species of conservation concern within the licence areas. The welfare of these species will be given huge importance.

Cultural heritage

Areas of cultural heritage will also be included in the planning and development processes at local, regional and national levels. Norge Mining will adhere to the protection of any cultural environments included in Norway’s Planning and Building Act and Nature Diversity Act.

TERLAND KLOPP BRIDGE

A 60-metre-long stone slab bridge from the early 19th century with 21 water runs.

MYSINGHALA WORLD WAR II CAVE

A base for the Vestige IV resistance ‘gang’ that was never discovered by the Germans.

Grievances

How we handle complaints

Norge Mining takes any criticisms or controversies very seriously. We are developing software that means people can get in touch with us immediately and around the clock. We also have a full grievance strategy in place for thoroughly dealing with complaints.

Our grievance procedure

Grievances should be receivable by email and/or in writing to one of the postal addresses below and recorded in SHEDS.