Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions? Here are the answers to the most common questions we receive.

Sayona focuses on the exploration, extraction, and processing of lithium ore. You can learn more about this substance, which is an invaluable asset to sustainable development, on our Lithium page.

Lithium is used to make batteries that power cell phones, computers, and above all, electric vehicles, which help reduce the environmental impacts of transportation. Producing lithium right here in North America can contribute to sustainable development goals, by meeting the continent’s high demand while minimizing transportation to assembly lines.

Sayona has clear guidelines when it comes to its relationship with host communities: the aim is to work hand in hand, following the principles of sustainable development.

To that end, we set up monitoring committees to structure discussions with each of the stakeholders, which allows us to maintain good relations with host communities and First Nations. Feel free to take a look at the work of our Authier and North American Lithium monitoring committees.

We’re also pleased to be involved with many organizations that are important to our communities.


September 11, 2023

Our 2022 ESG report and our sustainable commitments to the community

ESG (environmental, social, and governance) factors are crucial to sustainable and transparent management, as they provide important guidance for strategic decision-making and risk management. One of the aims of publishing the 2022 ESG report is to demonstrate Sayona’s commitment to building relationships of trust with the community and to pursuing its environmental, social, and governance […]+

May 5, 2023

Here and now, charging the future

The North American Lithium (NAL) Complex, located in La Corne in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, is restarting successfully. With a mine and processing plant, the site became the leading producer of lithium spodumene in North America in the first quarter of 2023, contributing to Quebec’s battery ecosystem. The NAL Complex team is engaged and motivated to continue writing […]+

March 6, 2023

Sayona at PDAC 2023: the power to connect

Sayona will once again be taking part in the annual PDAC (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada) convention, which will be held in Toronto in one week. The PDAC convention is one of the most important events in the mining industry, bringing together professionals from exploration, mining, finance, and more. It’s an opportunity for industry […]+

January 23, 2023

What you might not know about the mining industry in Quebec!

The mining industry is booming in Quebec, thanks in no small part to the development of its lithium sector. However, this sector remains relatively unknown to the public, despite the important strategic role it plays for the province. Mines and their operation represent a considerable source of wealth for the province and provide us with […]+

January 9, 2023

Lithium in everyday life

Lithium has become a ubiquitous mineral in our lives, both at home and at work. In fact, you may not know it, but the device on which you are reading this article contains lithium. As an essential component in the batteries of electrical objects, it’s found in many of the electrical items we use daily. […]+

November 28, 2022

What is Le lithium d’ici, exactly?

Extracting and processing lithium directly in Abitibi-Témiscamingue has three long-term strategic advantages that will benefit not only the region, but the province of Quebec as a whole. We are part of a great movement to develop the electrification of transportation, which will help to progressively reduce our environmental footprint; encourage local, regional, and provincial economic […]+