|The BHP Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency (IEMA) was established pursuant to the BHP Billiton Ekati Mine Project Environmental Agreement, by the Governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories, and BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. The IEMA acts as a public watchdog for environmental regulation of the Ekati Mine Project. It also collects and reviews information on environmental effects, monitoring programs, and the incorporation of traditional knowledge into environmental plans. |
In addition, the IEMA facilitates discussion between BHP, Aboriginal organisations, federal and provincial governments and the general public. The board is composed of seven members, four of whom are appointed by Akaitcho Treaty 8, Kitikmeot Inuit Association, Dogrib Treaty 11 Council and the North Slave Métis Alliance. The remaining three members are appointed by BHP Billiton, and the Governments of Canada and of the Northwest Territories.