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Glencore’s Sudbury Operations recognized with TSM Leadership Award

Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations has been recognized with a special TSM Leadership Award for its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative.

The TSM Leadership Award is granted only when an operation meets or exceeds a level “A” ranking in its results across all of the six TSM performance areas – safety and health, Aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management.

An operation’s TSM results must be externally verified to be eligible for this recognition. In addition to the TSM Leadership Award, the Glencore division was also recognized with TSM Performance Awards for each of the six performance areas based on its 2013 results.

“The TSM Leadership Award is a rare distinction,” said Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada. “With this award, we celebrate the dedicated employees of Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations for being a role model to other mining operations in Canada.”

Marc Boissonneault, Glencore vice-president, said he was honoured to accept the award on behalf of all employees at Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations.

“Many of the milestones that we have accomplished in our sustainable development performance are a direct result of the contributions of our employees across all levels in our organization,” he said. “This award represents our concerted efforts on a number of important fronts, including the advancement of our safety culture to much higher levels. I am especially proud of our employees in this regard as safety is core to everything that we do.

“We take pride in being responsible stewards of the environment and we value our relationships with our stakeholders as they are an extension of our business.”

Glencore’s Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations joins an elite group of mine sites that have achieved this distinction in TSM’s 10-year history, including Syncrude Canada’s oil sands facility (awarded in 2007), Barrick Gold Corporation’s Hemlo Mine (awarded in 2011), Teck’s Elkview Operations (awarded in 2013), Teck’s Cardinal River Operations (awarded in 2014), and Teck Trail Operations (awarded in 2014).

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