What our employees say: Our Company is the collective sum of its many human parts, its history is more than a simple record of its commercial existence; it is a product of its human past. Royal Road owes its exploration instinct, its business acumen, its social and environmental conscience and its tenacity to the collective history of its discovery-focused exploration team, its commercially savvy Board of Directors and its recognised, experienced, proud and decorated, social, environmental and ex-services personnel.
Royal Road is the product of many years of collective experience in mineral exploration, security and reincorporation in post-conflict environments such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, Africa, South America and the Middle East. The Royal Road team have made several world-class discoveries, listed several successful public companies and generated returns for shareholders and stakeholders alike.
A Message From Our CEO
Mining in its various forms is necessary for our everyday lives, whether they be modern or traditional, on-grid or off-grid. Clean water, healthy forests, thriving biodiversity, prosperous and robust communities and of course, peace; are also essential for sustaining life on our planet. The world is always changing and for companies like ours, the modern day challenge is to find and develop significant and profitable new mines to satisfy the requirements of this new world. Although it may appear as though this is something new, in-fact, our industry has been working on developing new techniques and technologies for responsible mines with minimal environmental impact, little to no impact on water and no nett loss in biodiversity for the past fifteen years.
We have also been working hard on new models of community engagement, incorporating real partnerships and local economic models which are truly sustainable. At Royal of course, we have a particular interest and the benefit of some background, in engaging with post-conflict initiatives, in reintegrating ex-combatants and working with conflict damaged communities. Furthermore, the mines our exploration team find tomorrow, will not come into production for at-least another 5-10 years and in that time, given the current rate of research and development; we can expect even more in terms of environmentally and socially responsible advances. The mines we prospect for today must be suitable for the promise of a sustainable tomorrow.
We have been integral in the discovery and development of various gold, silver and copper deposits in such places as Peru, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Kosovo, Turkey, Mali and Tanzania. We have particular experience in prospective emerging and post-conflict environments where we have collaborated with governments and multilateral institutions to develop responsible, sustainable and exemplary resource projects.
The Advisory Board will work closely with the Company’s board of directors and management and advise on various corporate and strategic matters, including with respect to the Company’s commitments as a signatory to the British Embassy’s Business and Peace Initiative in Colombia.
The British Embassy in Colombia is the second largest in Latin America. Royal Road is a signatory to the British Embassy’s Business and Peace Initiative.Visit website
Hemco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Colombian Mineros Group, a gold production and exploration company listed on the Colombia Stock Exchange. Hemco operates the Bonanza gold mine in Nicaragua’s North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN). Hemco is one Nicaragua’s top ten exporters and is in the top 100 of companies with the highest turnover in the Central American and Caribbean regions. In March 2017 Royal Road executed a 50-50 exploration strategic-alliance with Hemco covering both company’s exploration assets in Nicaragua.Visit website
ECOMUN (Economías Sociales del Común) is a joint social and economic organization, which was formed by Presidential Decree on May 29, 2017, with funding and other support provided by the Colombian government and with the aim of collective and individual economic and social reincorporation of the members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army (FARC-EP), in accordance with the final peace agreement, between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP on November 24, 2016. Royal Road executed a collaborative agreement with ECOMUN in December of 2018 which provides for the support of Royal Road’s long-term mineral exploration and development plans in Colombia, aligns Royal Road with the Colombian Government’s post-conflict aspirations, as contemplated by the British Embassy’s Business and Peace Initiative (to which Royal Road is a signatory), and demands an exemplary level of social engagement and environmental stewardship from both parties.Visit website
CEN (Centro de Entendimiento con la Naturaleza) is a Nicaraguan environmental NGO focused on environmental rehabilitation. Royal Road executed a collaboration agreement with CEN in March of 2018. Royal and the CEN are working on an innovative “Biodiversity and Mining” Project at the Company’s Los Andes copper and gold target in western Nicaragua.Visit website