Polaris Wins Award for Sustainability Practices
November 29, 2006
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Polaris Minerals Corporation (TSX:PLS) today announced that it has received the prestigious 2006 Mining and Sustainability Award.
The award, which recognizes Polaris' excellence in business development, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility, was presented by Bill Bennett, British Columbia's Minister of State for Mining, and Pierre Lebel, Chairman of the Mining Association of British Columbia.
Marco Romero, Polaris' President and CEO said: "Since the creation of Polaris, our team has endeavoured to balance uncompromising social, environmental and commercial objectives. We have worked hard to become sustainably integrated into the environment and communities in which we work, and it is very gratifying to have these efforts recognized. Our principles and philosophy manifest themselves significantly in the close working relationships with our First Nation partners, for which we are deeply grateful. It remains our goal to build Polaris into one of the largest, most efficient and progressive producers of construction aggregates on the Pacific coast of North America."
Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of quarries and the production of construction aggregates in British Columbia for marine transport to urban markets on the west coast of North America to meet growing local supply deficits.
For further information, please contact:
Marco Romero, President and Chief Executive Officer or
Mike Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development
Polaris Minerals Corporation
Tel: (604) 915-5000
Web site: www.polarmin.com
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