April 8, 2021 – Quito, Ecuador – Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A. (“Lowell” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Solaris Resources Inc. (“Solaris”), is pleased to report it has adopted the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as part of its commitment to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace, and community.
Solaris’ President & CEO, Daniel Earle, signed the Principles on March 8, 2021 and stated: “Solaris has embraced the Women’s Empowerment Principles in an effort to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace. We have made a deliberate effort to work towards developing a work environment that is barrier free to developing women leaders in our organization and beyond. The Principles allow us to strengthen our commitment towards internationally proclaimed human rights and help inform other stakeholders as they engage in business with us.”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director, stated, “We congratulate Solaris Resources for taking the first step on their WEPs journey. We consider Solaris a key partner in closing gender gaps in the workplace, marketplace and community and in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Sanda Ojiambo, UN Global Compact Executive Director, stated, “The evidence is clear — when women are empowered, everyone benefits. That is why in 2010 the UN Global Compact and UN Women worked together to develop the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a framework of seven Principles to galvanize stakeholders to drive gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Women’s Empowerment Principles serve as a roadmap to foster business practices that empower women, including equal pay, equal opportunity for career advancement, paid parental leave and zero tolerance for sexual harassment in the workplace.”
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About Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) guide businesses on how to promote gender equality and empower women in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Jointly established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women, the WEPs are underpinned by international labour standards and human rights and by the recognition that businesses have an important role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Adopting the seven principles is the best way that businesses can deliver on the ambitions for gender equality and women’s empowerment as outlined in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and in the 17 SDGs.
About Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A.
Lowell Mineral Exploration Ecuador S.A., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Solaris, promotes the development of strategic alliances with key stakeholders in Ecuador to pave the way for sustainable best practices of responsible exploration.
About Solaris Resources Inc.
Solaris is advancing a portfolio of copper and gold assets in the Americas, which includes: a high-grade resource with expansion and additional discovery potential at the Warintza copper and gold project in Ecuador; discovery potential on the grass-roots Tamarugo project in Chile and Capricho and Paco Orco projects in Peru; exposure to US$130M spending / 5-yrs through a farm-out agreement with Freeport-McMoRan on the Ricardo Project in Chile; and significant leverage to increasing copper prices through the 60%-interest in the development-stage La Verde joint-venture project with Teck Resources in Mexico. For more information, please visit www.solarisresources.com.
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