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 geotechnical and environmental monitoring, Engineer of Record (EoR) safety inspections, risk assessments, internal audits, and independent safety 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

2023 Goals

  • Implement projects and initiatives to reduce non-recycled and/or non-reused non-rock waste by 450 t which represents approximately 4% of the 2023 base case

    Prioritized SDGs

    UN SDG Icon for SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

    (1) The 2023 base case is our projected 2023 water use, energy use, GHG emissions, and waste generation, as calculated using our life of mine plans adjusted for annual production guidance.

    2022 Sustainability Report

    Our 2022 Sustainability Report is pre­­pared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standard. It also contains information in consideration of the Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reporting framework.