Sustainability

Community

Piedmont Lithium is committed to making a positive difference in our community, our portfolio and the world.

OUR COMMITMENT

Company-wide, we understand that every interaction and every decision we make has an impact both close and far reaching.  This is why the commitments we have to our community are so important as we continue to develop our operations to be responsible, sustainable, and most importantly, SAFE.

CommitTed to Environmental sustainability

With environmental sustainability at the forefront of our principles, to ensure that we consistently operate responsibly within our community, and protect our environment, we have worked closely with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to establish guidelines to safeguard community tributaries, wetlands and waterways as part of the U.S. Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C 1344).

Committed to Community

We’re proud of the communities in which we live and work and giving back is an important part of our company values. We maintain memberships with the following Chambers of Commerce to stay connected with what’s going on with the community and the people.

Committed to Peace of Mind

We realize you may have questions about Piedmont Lithium and our position on protecting the community with operate in. Click through our FAQs below to learn more.

Where does lithium come from? Where is lithium found in North Carolina?
What kind of mining operation will Piedmont have in North Carolina? How will you extract lithium from the earth?
Why do you want to build a mine in this area? Didn’t companies mine lithium in North Carolina in the past? How valuable is the lithium in the region?
Where is the mine going to be located?
How deep with the open pit mine be?
How much land is involved?
Will there be underground mining?
Will there be blasting?
Will the blasting process damage houses or buildings surrounding the mining site?
How often will blasting occur at the site?
What is left over from the mining process? What happens to the waste rock?
Will there be hazardous materials left over from the mining process?
Is your process anything like fracking?
Will you have anything like an impoundment, tailings pond or lagoon, or tailings dam?
What about water usage? What will happen to my well?
Are you closing roads in the area? Where?
How much truck traffic will there be leaving your site?
Aren’t you building a chemical plant as well as a mine?
What is your timetable?
How much are you investing? How many jobs will there be?
What about the chemical plant you have talked about? What is the timetable and investment?
Where will the chemical plant be located?
What if I am interested to sell my land or my house? Who can I contact?
Who will be your customers?
Are you going to be having any meetings for area residents or the community? When will those be?
Who can I contact if I want to learn more?