Our environmental management approach is to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, minimize the impacts of our activities in our community, and protect and restore natural environments throughout the life cycle of our installations. Ambient air quality, effluent and waste management, and the protection of biodiversity are integral to our environmental management system.


  • 96%

    sulfur capture rate

  • 1/3

    of our investment budget funds environmental projects

  • $420M

    invested in projects to improve our environmental performance over the past 20 years

  • 10+

    years that we have maintained our ISO 14001:2015 certification

We make investments with the aim of improving our environmental performance. Over the past 20 years, we have made more than $420 million in environmental investments. In addition to emission reductions, which are closely monitored, we have taken concrete action to reduce dust and noise. Similarly, we have a soil quality monitoring program in the Notre Dame neighbourhood that uses preventive criteria to safeguard health and safety.

These actions are effective when they deliver significant results: we have reduced dust emissions and are recovering over 96% of the sulfur fed into our process.

For further information, please refer to our latest Sustainability Report and Climate Report available at www.glencore.com/publications.

Air quality

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Water management

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Energy and climate change

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Circular economy

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Health & Safety
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Our certifications
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Our awards
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