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Canada is an important part of our global business. Our sites span seven provinces and we employ around 7,500 people. Our assets include coal, copper, nickel and zinc mining operations and projects; agricultural facilities; and a consulting business.
In Canada, we paid US$212 million in taxes and royalties to governments in 2017.
Meanwhile Nickel Rim South, part of Sudbury INO, in Ontario, received the (CIM) Regional Metal Ontario award for having the lowest reportable injury frequency in 2017. Making the recognition a special one is that Sudbury INO’s Fraser Mine took home the award in 2016 and marks the fourth time the site has received this award in its history.
During phase one of the Process Gas Project at the Sudbury Smelter, also part of Sudbury INO, the asset achieved a Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) of zero in the course of more than 465,000 hours worked.
At Raglan Mine, the Raglan Agreement signed in 1995, which was the first true Impact and Benefit Agreement (IBA) ever signed in Canada between a mining company and an Indigenous group, has been used as a reference point for other agreements in the mining industry as well as in other industrial sectors. At the mine, we:
- Work with Inuit partners on permanent employment opportunities, under a program known as “”;
- that respond to community concerns regarding the region's land, water and animals.
- by improving dust suppression and implementing a monitoring program to address the local Inuit people's concern regarding hunting and fishing in the region of Nunavik.
Since 2012 CCR, our refinery in Montreal, has had responsible supply chain policies and procedures in place, to show its gold is conflict-free and complies with anti-money laundering standards.
Raglan Mine is continuing to innovate in renewable energy. For example, the mine’s wind turbine and storage facility won a 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Award from The Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
Annually, the turbine saved on average 2.2 million litres of diesel, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 6,250 tonnes.
In 2016, Raglan Mine was recertified against environmental management standard ISO 14001.