Demonstrating Environmental Responsibility

Case Study
Rehabilitation and Reclamation in Moa, Cuba
Decades before Cuba’s Alejandro de Humboldt National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001, the state-owned predecessor of the Moa Joint Venture received a concession to develop a mineral deposit within the park.
We understand that mining and energy production involve disturbing the natural environment. Our overriding approach to demonstrating environmental responsibility is to avoid impacts wherever we reasonably can, and ensure that any we create are minimized, managed and remediated. In this way, we can limit our impacts, while seeking innovative ways to support environmental protection.
In 2016, we:
  • Achieved zero high-severity environmental incidents across the business
  • Completed construction and commissioning of a new acid-production plant that will reduce our CO2 emissions by more than 100 kilotonnes per year
  • Improved environmental reporting and transparency by enhancing data quality for emissions and tailings, and adding new indicators on impacts
  • Piloted an electric vehicle program
  • Achieved an overall reduction of 4% in Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2015