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Lithium Argentina publishes 2023 sustainability report





Lithium Argentina has published its 2023 Sustainability Report, detailing ESG progress from January 1 to December 31, 2023. The company’s report highlights its commitment to sustainable lithium production and highlights the start of operations of the Caucharí-Olaroz project, which produced 6,000 tons of lithium carbonate. in the first six months. The report also details achievements such as creating an inventory of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, identifying more than 400 species, issuing human rights and anti-corruption policies, and highlighting diversity of governance and staff. The full report is available on their website.

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  • Work began on the Caucharí-Olaroz project, producing 6,000 tons of lithium carbonate.

  • The company has created an inventory of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

  • Identification of more than 400 species in environmental records.

  • Issuance of a human rights policy and an anti-corruption and bribery policy.

  • The diversity of the board includes five of the eight members who are independent, one female member and five nationalities represented.

  • 27% of employees at Caucharí-Olaroz come from neighboring indigenous communities, and 47% come from Jujuy province.









VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lithium Americas (Argentina) Corp. (TSX: LAAC) (NYSE: LAAC) (“Lithium Argentina” or the “Company”) announces the publication of its 2023 Sustainability Report, “Enabling a transition to clean energy with responsible lithium” (the “Sustainability report“). The Sustainability Report highlights the company’s overall environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) progress between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023 (the “Reporting period“) and reflects its commitment to creating sustainable value by being a safe, environmentally responsible and inclusive lithium company.

Sam Pigott, President and CEO of Lithium Argentina commented: “Our sustainability report reflects our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and corporate governance. We are committed to transparency and sustainability in a future where responsible lithium production drives positive change worldwide.”

In 2023, work began on the Caucharí-Olaroz project, marking a milestone for Lithium Argentina. The project was able to produce around 6,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate between June and December last year, making possible the first contributions to the electrification of the automotive industry. In addition, the company developed a comprehensive data collection and reporting process, including creating an inventory of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.

In the report, we highlighted other ESG-related achievements including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Continued work to record and identify new species, following the identification of more than 400 species
  • Issuance of a human rights policy and a standalone anti-corruption and bribery policy in October 2023
  • Five of the eight board members are independent, one of the eight board members is female and five nationalities are represented on the board
  • 27% of employees at Caucharí-Olaroz come from neighboring indigenous communities, and 47% are from Jujuy province.

The report can be found on our website www.lithium-argentina.com

ABOUT LITHIUM ARGENTINA

Lithium Argentina is an emerging producer of lithium carbonate used primarily in lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles. The company, in partnership with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd., is ramping up production at the Caucharí-Olaroz lithium brine operation in Argentina and promoting the development of additional lithium resources in the region. Lithium Argentina currently trades on the TSX and the NYSE, under the ticker symbol ‘LAAC’.

FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This press release may contain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”). information”). These statements relate to future events or the future performance of the company. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information can generally be identified by the use of words such as ‘ seek’, ‘anticipate’, ‘plan’, ‘continue’, ‘estimate’, ‘expect’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘project’, ‘predict’, ‘propose’, ‘potential’, ‘targeting’ , “intend,” “could,” “could,” “should,” “believe” and similar expressions. These statements are based on a number of expectations and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information, including, but not limited to, the risk factors discussed. in the company’s most recent Annual Information Form, Management Information Circular, Management’s Discussion and Analysis and other continuing disclosure documents (collectively, “Business information documents“), all of which are available on SEDAR+. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.









FAQ



What is Lithium Argentina’s 2023 Sustainability Report about?

Lithium Argentina’s 2023 Sustainability Report covers the company’s ESG progress from January 1 to December 31, 2023, including their commitment to sustainable lithium production, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.


How much lithium carbonate did Lithium Argentina produce in 2023?

Lithium Argentina produced approximately 6,000 tons of lithium carbonate between June and December 2023.


What are Lithium Argentina’s key ESG achievements in 2023?

Key ESG achievements include establishing an inventory of Scope 1 and 2 emissions, identifying more than 400 species, issuing policies on human rights and anti-corruption, and emphasizing diversity of governance and workforce.


When was Lithium Argentina’s 2023 Sustainability Report released?

Lithium Argentina’s 2023 Sustainability Report was released on June 19, 2024.


How does Lithium Argentina ensure diversity on the board?

Lithium Argentina guarantees diversity in the board: five of the eight members are independent, one female member and representation of five nationalities.