Canadian mining companies receive Towards Sustainable Mining Excellence Awards
Maryam FaragEnvironment & Sustainability Health & Safety Energy Resource Sector covid-19 energy enviromental impact environment mining
The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Community of Interest Advisory Panel has selected Agnico Eagle and IAMGOLD to receive this year’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards in recognition of their “innovative sustainability projects focused on community engagement and environmental stewardship.”
This program supports mining companies in managing key environmental and social risks. Through TSM, eight critical aspects of social and environmental performance are evaluated, independently validated, and publicly reported against 30 distinct performance indicators.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, it is clear that mined materials, found in everything from healthcare to low-carbon technology like solar panels and wind turbines, are absolutely essential to our everyday lives and it is important that these mined products be responsibly sourced,” said Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, MAC. “The TSM Excellence Awards represent the best of the best when it comes to the work being done by Canadian mining companies to implement innovative and collaborative sustainable practices.”
TSM focuses on enabling mining companies to meet society’s need for minerals, metals and energy products in a socially and environmentally responsible way.