We recognize the importance of supporting the health and wellbeing of our people across our Canadian offices and industrial assets in the interest of supporting our ambition to become a health and safety leader in our industry.

Demonstrating this mindset, our Sudbury Smelter, part of Sudbury INO, implemented a urinary nickel biological monitoring program back in 2012. The aim of the program is to use science to counter misinformation about the health effects of nickel. The Sudbury Smelter began tracking nickel exposures of Smelter workers over time and the data provides an understanding of exposures within the Smelter.

When compared to the administrative control group (comprised of individuals who live in the same community and who have similar nickel exposure outside of work), Smelter workers had similar urinary nickel levels.

Another initiative aimed at promoting a healthy work environment at the Sudbury Smelter came through their $288 million Process Gas & Particulate Emissions Project, which reduced its sulphur dioxide and particulate footprint. This project aimed to bring improvements to employees and contractors as well as to the environment for the local community.

Promoting healthy lifestyles beyond the workplace

We understand that a commitment to health goes beyond making improvements to our immediate work environment, but actively promoting a healthy lifestyle beyond the workplace.

We underlined this commitment by announcing a three-year partnership as the main sponsor of the Tour de l'Abitibi from 2023 to 2025. The Tour de l'Abitibi, North America's only international junior bike race, is an ideal event to demonstrate not only our commitment to health and wellness, but our commitment to the various communities where we operate too.

As we look forward, we are prepared and willing to continually adapt our initiatives in order to uphold our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our people be they employees, contractors or community members.

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