ESG & Sustainability
Helium One is committed to operating our business in a way that delivers lasting benefit to the communities and environments where we work, as well as to our shareholders, employees and contractors.
Central to our CSR principles are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 goals designed to be a ‘blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’. These goals are becoming increasingly central to corporate and investor strategies, providing framework for deciding how we can make a difference and take part in global efforts to meet the SDGs by 2030.
Helium has a unique combination of physical and chemical characteristics that make it indispensable in high-value and high-tech industry. Indeed, many jurisdictions list helium on the critical materials list – demonstrating its importance to many sectors.
At present, most helium is sourced as a by-product of hydrocarbon production. Clearly this is not sustainable in the long term. As governments seek to reduce carbon emissions and move towards a net-zero economy in the first half of the 21st century, alternative methods to hydrocarbon production will be needed to sustain demand. This is where Helium One differentiates itself
Helium One can produce carbon neutral helium. Helium One focuses on primary helium associated with Nitrogen carrier gas, a carbon neutral method for producing a high-quality resource that does not rely upon hydrocarbons. As a result, the ‘Best Estimate’ Un-risked Prospective Resource of 138 Bcf (2U/P50) for the Company’s Rukwa Project, reported by SRK Consulting, has potentially strategic global implications with the ability to significantly resolve helium supply/demand issues and provide a sustainable resource with minimal impact to the environment over the next century.
Helium One is working with communities of all the areas it operates to bring long-term opportunity and sustainable development to this region of Tanzania. The business also employs local workers and consults with communities to operate our business in a way that delivers lasting benefit to the environment where we work.
A central tenet of our mission is to ensure the Company continues to maintain the highest operational standards across its activities and the communities in which it works. This also applies to sustainability and is something we continue to review as the business develops.