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COMMITED TO SAFETY:

AXIOM GROUP is committed to the occupational Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) of its team and clients. Our HSE Management System is constantly evolving and ensures that our employees and clients, the public and environment, and property and assets are protected. At AXIOM GROUP, safety is about more than compliance, it is the foundation of our value chain that leads to a more sustainable future.

HSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:

Our HSE Management System is integrated to protect our team, our clients, the environment, and the public.

HSE training and site-specific training with certificate requirements for all personnel. Near miss and incident reporting, investigation and mitigation. Daily safety/tailgate meetings to review job hazards and safe work practices.

Our HSE Management System is lead by a certified member of the Saskatchewan Mine Rescue program, and is also an active Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder in Saskatchewan.

AXIOM EXPLORATION GROUP LTD. (“AXIOM”) CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT AND ETHICS

1. Introduction

AXIOM GROUP Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) reflects our commitment to a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability and outlines basic principles and policies with which all officers, employees and employee-type contractors of Axiom are expected to comply.

References in this Code to Axiom or the Company means Axiom or any of its umbrellas or subsidiaries. This Code applies to all employees of Axiom, where any reference to “employees” includes all officers, employees and employee-type contractors (as determined by Axiom’s management).

AXIOM GROUP is committed to conducting its business in compliance with the law and the highest possible ethical standards. This Code summarizes the standards that must guide the actions of Axiom’s employees.

This Code sets out written standards that are designed to deter wrongdoing and to promote:

  • Honest & ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal & professional relationships;
  • Full, fair, accurate, timely & understandable disclosure in reports & documents that AXIOM GROUP files with, or submits to, any applicable regulatory bodies and in any other public communications made by AXIOM GROUP.
  • Compliance with all applicable governmental laws, rules & regulations;
  • The prompt internal reporting to an appropriate person or persons of violations of this Code; &
  • Accountability for adherence to this Code

While covering a wide range of business practices and procedures, this Code cannot and does not cover every issue that may arise, or every situation in which ethical decisions must be made, but rather sets forth key guiding principles of business conduct that AXIOM GROUP expects of all its employees. This Code should be read in conjunction with Axiom’s other company policies and procedures, including those related to the protection of confidential information.

2. Compliance with Laws, Rules, and Regulations

AXIOM GROUP is strongly committed to conducting its business affairs with honesty and integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. No employee may commit an illegal or unethical act, or instruct/authorize others to do so, for any reason, in connection with any act, decision or activity that is or may appear to be related to their employment by or position with Axiom.

3. Conflicts of Interest

All employees have an obligation to act in the best interest of AXIOM GROUP. Any situation that presents an actual or potential conflict between an employee’s personal interests and the interests of AXIOM GROUP should be reported immediately to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Any employee has a conflict of interest when their personal interests, relationships or activities, or those of a member of their immediate family, interfere or conflict, or even appear to interfere or conflict, with AXIOM GROUP interests or the interests of AXIOM GROUP clientele. A conflict of interest can arise when any employee takes an action or has a personal interest that may adversely influence their objectivity or the exercise of sound, ethical business judgment. Conflicts of interest can also arise when any employee, or a member of their immediate family, receives improper personal benefits as a result of their position at AXIOM GROUP. No employee should improperly benefit, directly or indirectly, from their status with AXIOM GROUP, or from any decision or action by Axiom where they are able to influence such decision or action.

It is not always easy to determine whether a conflict of interest exists, so any potential conflicts of interests should be reported immediately to an employee’s immediate supervisor or AXIOM GROUP Chief Executive Officer.

4. Protection and Proper Use of Company Assets

All employees should endeavour to protect the Company’s tangible and intangible assets and ensure their efficient use. Theft, carelessness and waste have a direct impact on Axiom’s profitability and future business. Any suspected incidents of fraud or theft should be immediately reported for investigation.

Company assets, such as funds, supplies, equipment or computers, may only be used for legitimate business purposes or other purposes approved by management. Company assets may never be used for illegal purposes.

The obligation to protect Axiom’s assets includes proprietary information. Proprietary information includes any information that is not generally known to the public or would be helpful to our competitors. Examples of proprietary information include intellectual property, such as trade secrets, patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as business, marketing and service plans, engineering and manufacturing ideas, designs, databases, records, salary information and any unpublished financial data or reports. Unauthorized use or distribution of this information is a violation of Company policy. It may also be illegal and may result in civil and criminal penalties. The obligation to preserve proprietary information continues even after an employee’s relationship with AXIOM GROUP terminates.

5. Confidentiality of Company Information

Employees must maintain the confidentiality of information entrusted to them by AXIOM GROUP or its customers, clientele, advisors and/or service providers, except when disclosure is authorized or legally mandated.

Confidential information includes all non-public information that might be of use to competitors or might be harmful to AXIOM GROUP or its partners and associates, if disclosed. This obligation to preserve confidential information continues even after an employee’s relationship with Axiom terminates.

6. Fair dealing with Axiom’s Shareholders, Stakeholders, Customers, Clients, Competitors, Suppliers and Employees

Employees shall deal honestly, fairly and ethically with all of Axiom’s shareholders, stakeholders, customers, clients, competitors, suppliers and fellow employees. In all such dealings, employees shall comply with all laws, rules and regulations and not take any actions that would bring into question the integrity of Axiom or any of its employees.

7. Quality of Public Disclosure

AXIOM GROUP is committed to providing information about AXIOM GROUP to the public in a manner that is consistent with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements and that promotes confidence by facilitating fair, orderly, and efficient behaviour. AXIOM GROUP reports and documents filed with or submitted to regulatory bodies in Canada, and Axiom’s other public communications, must include full, fair, accurate, timely, and understandable disclosure. All employees who are involved in AXIOM GROUP disclosure process are responsible for using their best efforts to ensure that AXIOM GROUP meets such requirements. Employees are prohibited from knowingly misrepresenting, omitting or causing others to misrepresent or omit material information about AXIOM GROUP to others, including to AXIOM GROUP independent auditors.

AXIOM GROUP maintains all records in accordance with laws and regulations regarding retention of business records. The term “business records” covers a broad range of files, reports, business plans, receipts, policies and communications, including hard copy and electronic wherever records are maintained. AXIOM GROUP prohibits the unauthorized destruction of or tampering with any records, whether written or in electronic form, where AXIOM GROUP is required by law or government regulation to maintain such records or where it has reason to know of a threatened or pending government investigation or litigation relating to such records.

8. Health and Safety

AXIOM GROUP is committed to making the work environment safe, secure and healthy for its employees and all others. AXIOM GROUP complies with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of health, safety and the environment in the workplace.

AXIOM GROUP expects each employee to promote a positive working environment for all and to comply with Axiom’s policies concerning environmental, health and safety matters. An employee should immediately report any unsafe or hazardous conditions or materials, injuries and accidents connected with AXIOM GROUP business and any activity that compromises their security or wellbeing to their immediate supervisor. No employee shall work under the influence of any substances that would impair their judgement or the safety of themselves or others. All threats or acts of physical violence or intimidation are prohibited.

9. Respect for Our Employees

AXIOM GROUP employment decisions will be based on reasons related to its business, such as job performance, individual skills and talents, and other business-related factors.

AXIOM GROUP requires adherence to all applicable federal, provincial and state employment laws. In addition to any other requirements of applicable laws in a particular jurisdiction, Axiom prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or age, within the meaning of applicable laws.

10. Abusive or Harassing Conduct Prohibited

AXIOM GROUP policy prohibits abusive or harassing conduct by its employees toward others, such as comments based on ethnicity, religion or race, or other non-business traits/factors, unwelcome sexual advances, inappropriate personal comments or any conduct that make others uncomfortable in their employment with AXIOM GROUP.

AXIOM GROUP encourages and expects all employees to report harassment or other inappropriate conduct as soon as it occurs.

11. Privacy

AXIOM GROUP, and third parties who may be authorized by Axiom, collect and maintain personal information that relates to each employee’s employment, including compensation information. AXIOM GROUP follows procedures and applicable laws to protect information wherever it is stored or processed and access to employees’ personal information is restricted.

Employee personal information will only be released to outside parties in accordance with AXIOM GROUP Data Privacy Policy and applicable legal requirements. Employees who have access to personal information must ensure that personal information is not disclosed in violation of AXIOM GROUP policies or practices or applicable laws.

12. Compliance with This Code and Reporting of Any Illegal or Unethical Behaviour

Employees are expected to comply with all provisions of this Code. This Code will be strictly enforced, and violations will be dealt with immediately, including subjecting the employee to corrective and/or disciplinary action, including without limitation, dismissal or termination.

Situations that may involve a violation of ethics, laws, or this Code may not always be clear and may in some cases require difficult judgment.

Employees who have concerns or questions about violations of laws, rules or regulations, or of this Code, should report them to their immediate supervisor. If the concerns involve accounting, internal controls and auditing matters, such concerns may also be reported by employees on a confidential and anonymous basis to the Chief Executive Officer.

Following receipt of any complaints submitted hereunder, the case will be investigated as reported and a final report will be made to the collective shareholder partnership of Axiom Asset Management (the “Partnership”). The Partnership will have primary authority and responsibility for the enforcement of this Code.

AXIOM GROUP encourages all officers and employees to report promptly any suspected violation of this Code to the Chief Executive Officer. AXIOM GROUP will tolerate no retaliation for reports or complaints regarding suspected violations of this Code that were made in good faith.

Open communication of issues and concerns without fear of retribution or retaliation is vital to the successful implementation of this Code. AXIOM GROUP will take such disciplinary or preventive action as it deems appropriate to address any violations of this Code that are brought to its attention.

13. Affirmation by Directors and Management

This Code will be circulated to all employees of AXIOM GROUP on an annual basis and whenever changes are made. New directors, officers and employees will be provided with a copy of this Code.

CONFIDENCE, QUALITY, EFFICIENCY

Your success is our success. We undertake each project with confidence.

Through open communication with our clients, integrated approach to service delivery, and attention to detail and quality.

AXIOM GROUP guarantees that the goals established in your office are successfully and efficiently achieved in the field.

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