Glencore has been recognized for its efforts in sustainability at its Kidd Operations in Timmins.
On Dec. 14, the mining operation was one of nine to receive leadership awards from the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) through its Towards Sustainable Leadership program.
Towards Sustainable Mining comprises a set of tools and indicators to drive performance and ensure that key mining risks are managed. They include engaging with communities, driving world-leading environmental practices, and committing to the safety and health of employees and surrounding communities.
The Leadership Award is awarded to facilities that meet or exceed a Level A ranking for all indicators under the tailings management, energy use and GHG emissions management, Aboriginal and community outreach, biodiversity conservation management, and safety and health TSM protocols, and meet all requirements of the crisis management and communications planning protocol. A facility's results must have been externally verified to qualify for the award.
Kidd Operations is only the third mining facility in Ontario to receive the award.