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MINING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RECOGNIZES GLENCORE’S KIDD OPERATION

Dec 15, 2017

 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 
December 15, 2017
 
MINING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RECOGNIZES GLENCORE’S KIDD OPERATIONS WITH PRESTIGIOUS LEADERSHIP AWARD
 
TIMMINS – In recognition for its leadership in sustainable mining, Glencore’s Kidd Operations has been awarded a Towards Sustainable Mining Leadership Award by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
 
According to a statement from MAC, nine facilities across Canada were honoured with TSM Leadership Awards. This award is given 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.
 
"We celebrate these nine facilities for being role models within the Canadian mining industry. TSM’s requirements go well beyond regulatory obligations, and earning a TSM Leadership Award is a testament to their leadership in environmental protection and engagement with local and Indigenous communities,” stated Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC.
 
Kidd Operations is only the third mining facility in Ontario to ever receive the Association’s TSM Leadership Award.
 
Established in 2004, MAC’s Towards Sustainable Mining program is “…a set of tools and indicators to drive performance and ensure that key mining risks are managed responsibly at members’ facilities. Adhering to the principles of TSM, members demonstrate leadership by engaging with communities, driving world-leading environmental practices and committing to the safety and health of employees and surrounding communities” according to MAC’s website.
 
“Kidd Operations has a long history of exemplifying leadership in health and safety, environmental sustainability and community engagement. We are proud to have been recognized by the Mining Association of Canada for our ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding the criteria established for sustainable mining across all categories,” said Steve Badenhorst, General Manager.
 
In 2016, Kidd Operations was presented with MAC:TSM’s national Community Engagement Award, and in 2014 with Performance Awards for achieving or exceeding a “Level A” ranking in five of the six protocols.
 
About MAC
The Mining Association of Canada is the national organization for the Canadian mining
industry. Its members account for most of Canada’s production of base and precious metals,
uranium, diamonds, metallurgical coal and mined oil sands, and are actively engaged in
mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Please visit
www.mining.ca.
About Glencore
Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a
major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The Group's operations
comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural
facilities. With a strong footprint in both established and emerging regions for natural
resources, Glencore's industrial and marketing activities are supported by a global network
of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.
 
Kidd Operations Contact:
Carole Belanger
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
705 267 8837
Carole.Belanger@glencore-ca.com
 
Kidd Operations – Glencore Canada Corporation
P.O. Bag 2002 Stn Main, Timmins, ON Canada, P4N 7K1