Responsible Mining

ASCU is committed to mining sustainably

The Cactus Mine is a unique opportunity for the Company to revitalize a previously abandoned site, contribute to local economic development and help power a renewable energy future. The Company's environmental, social & governance framework set out in the Technical and Sustainability Committee Charter ("ESG Framework") is underpinned by good governance practices and focuses on four key areas:

  • Ensuring responsible operations
  • Maintaining a positive work culture
  • Being part of the community and
  • Contributing to a renewable energy future

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We are committed to mining sustainably: revitalizing a previously abandoned site, contributing to local economic development, and powering a renewable energy future

Positive Work Culture
Part of the Community
Renewable Energy Future
Responsible Operations

ASCU is committed to the highest standards for working with our host communities in all locations our company explores for minerals and operates mines. The management team is committed to enforcing our standards to ensure fair, proactive, and inclusive practices that build and maintain trust and improve our community’s economies, adhere to high environmental standards, and create a culture of safety among those who work at and visit its operations. These standards apply to the ASCU Board of Directors, employees, contractors, consultants, and other individuals and entities involved in its operations.

As the Company advances through its development, ASCU is committed to designing and reporting to the relevant global ESG standards. As the Company advances through its development, ASCU is committed to designing and reporting to the relevant global ESG standards in addition to setting in place the groundwork for operating a Net Zero copper mine in Casa Grande.

Journey Towards Net Zero

Production and Reporting 

  • Establishing reporting KPIs
  • Reporting to internationalstandards (e.g. SASB, TCFD)  

PFS / FS  

  • Design parameters used to scope 
  • Energy efficiencies (GHG Emissions) 
  • Careful water use and management 
  • Waste and pollution management – air quality, dust management and tailings management  


  • Investment in low carbon technologies and minimizing direct impacts (Scope 1 & 2)
  • Supply chain management to minimise Scope 3 emissions  
  • Local procurement and workforce hiring generating positive social impact   
  • Compliance with global standards (e.g., Equator Principles) to align with debt financing