Teck’s Cardinal River Operations has received a Mining Association of Canada (MAC) TSM Leadership Award for its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s three focus areas—environmental stewardship, communities and people, and energy efficiency.
“This TSM Leadership Award reflects the commitment of everyone at Cardinal River to engage with communities, safeguard the environment, and work to continually improve our sustainability performance,” said President and CEO Don Lindsay, who presented Cardinal River staff with the award during a celebration held October 6 at the operation.
The TSM Leadership Award is granted only when a facility meets or exceeds a level “A” ranking in their results across all of the six TSM performance areas – Aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, safety and health, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management. A facility’s TSM results must be externally verified to be eligible for this recognition.
Cardinal River Operations joins a select group of just three other mine sites across Canada – including our Elkview Operations – that have achieved this Leadership Award distinction in TSM’s 10-year history.
“We are pleased to recognize Cardinal River Operations with the TSM Leadership Award, which is an important and rare distinction that celebrates a facility for its achievements in the TSM initiative,” said Pierre Gratton, MAC President and CEO.
Cardinal River Operations was also honoured with TSM Performance Awards for its 2013 results in each of the initiative’s six performance areas: Aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, safety and health, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) management.