Our Strategy & Approach

We manage mineral waste by designing, building, operating, maintaining and closing tailings storage facilities, water dams, heap leach pads, and waste stockpiles in accordance with the Mining Association of Canada (MAC)’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Tailings Management Protocol and the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) Guidelines.

We conduct routine inspections, geotechnical and environmental monitoring, safety reviews, risk assessments, audits, and independent reviews of our facilities to improve our management systems continually and minimize the chance of an incident occurring at our facilities.

All sites measure and monitor the generation and disposal of industrial and domestic waste and have established operational procedures and commitments to manage and reduce waste.

Programs & Initiatives

  • Site-specific emergency preparedness and response plans are aligned with tailings facility risk assessments and linked to the Corporate Crisis and Communications Plan
  • Predictive modeling is conducted prior to operations and right through closure to identify the potential for long-term acid drainage and metal leaching from tailings, waste rock, and heap leach facilities
  • Waste management plans and procedures to reduce waste generation and manage significant waste-related impacts

2022 Goals

  • Reduce non-rock related waste generation by 4% compared to the 2022 base case(1)
  • Increase recycled/reused waste by 11% compared to the 2022 base case(1)

Prioritized SDGs

UN SDG Icon for SDG 3: Good Health and Well Being
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(1) The 2022 base case is our projected 2022 water use, energy use, GHG emissions, and waste generation, as calculated using our life of mine plans adjusted for annual production guidance.

2021 Sustainability Report

Our 2021 Sustainability Report is pre­­pared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and is aligned with Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standard. It also contains information in consideration of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting framework and serves as our annual Communication on Progress for the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).