Sustainability-OurApproach.png

SUSTAINABILITY

Our approach

We are responsible for our impacts on people, society and the environment.

At Glencore Canada, we employ approximately 7,500 people, including contractors, who make a meaningful contribution to society through their efforts. The majority of these employees work at our industrial assets where they have a direct hand in producing commodities that advance everyday life, including those needed to build the green technologies a low-carbon, sustainable economy demands.

Final responsibility for sustainability lies at the highest level by our Board health, safety, environment and community and human rights (HSEC) committee. To help integrate sustainability across our Group, including in Canada, we have established our Purpose and Values, and our Code of Conduct, which our people aspire to and follow.

Our policies

Complementing our Purpose, Values and Code of Conduct are a suite of policies providing a framework reflecting our commitment to uphold responsible and ethical business practices. We publish our policies on our Group website to ensure our commitments, approaches and requirements are accessible to employees and relevant contractors in a simple, clear and concise fashion.

Regulatory engagement

The Canadian mining industry is governed by dozens of federal, provincial and territorial acts and regulations across a broad spectrum of subject matter.

As such, we develop constructive relationships with national, regional and local governments, and maintain regular dialogue with them. Often, we do this collectively with other organizations or as part of an industry association.

As an example, we are a member of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), which serves as the national voice of the Canadian mining industry.

Mining Association of Canada

Since 1935, MAC has been the national voice of the Canadian mining industry. MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and educates the public on the value mining brings to the economy and the daily life of Canadians.

While many aspects of mining activity require approval from several federal government departments, mining activity is primarily the responsibility of the provinces. Given our operating assets reside in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, we are members of both the Ontario Mining Association and the Quebec Mining Association. We invite you to visit their respective websites to understand how they work on behalf of their members.

While we develop the necessary relationships externally, internally we focus our approach on sustainability through four pillars: health, safety, environment and community. Please visit these dedicated sections of our website to understand how these pillars come to life in Canada through actions and results.