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COAL: Cardinal River earns TSM leadership award

HINTON, Alberta – Teck Resource's Cardinal River coal operation has earned a special TSM Leadership Award. The Mining Association of Canada's Towards Sustainable Mining program encourages environmental stewardship, excellent community...



HINTON, Alberta – Teck Resource‘s Cardinal River coal operation has earned a special TSM Leadership Award. The Mining Association of Canada‘s Towards Sustainable Mining program encourages environmental stewardship, excellent community relationships, and energy efficiency.

The TSM Leadership Award is granted only when an operation facility meets or exceeds a level A ranking in their results across all of the six performance areas of the TSM initiative (known as “protocols”) – aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management, safety and health, tailings management, biodiversity conservation management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management. A facility’s TSM results must be externally verified to be eligible for this recognition.

Cardinal River’s protocol scores were exemplary. The project performed at level AAA in the indicators that measure aboriginal and community outreach, biodiversity conservation management, energy use, and GHG emission management.

The only other Canadian mines that have won TSM Leadership awards are Syncrude (2007), Barrick‘s Hemlo gold mine (2012), and Teck’s Elkview coal operation (2013).

Learn more about the Cardinal River project, click here.