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Glencore Copper

Glencore is one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. The company’s operations comprise more than 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities

Glencore’s Canadian mining operations are guided by the TSM initiative and have participated since 2004. The following Glencore facilities have implemented TSM:

Glencore Copper

Horne Smelter, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Canadian Copper Refinery (CCR), East Montreal, Quebec

Glencore Nickel

Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO), Sudbury, Ontario
Raglan Mine, Nunavik region, Quebec

Glencore Zinc

Brunswick Smelter, Bathurst, New Brunswick
Kidd Operations, Timmins, Ontario
CEZinc Refinery, Valleyfield, Quebec
Matagami Mine, Matagami, Quebec

Sustainability lies at the foundation of Glencore’s business strategy and activities. Sustainability requires meaningful engagement with communities of interest (COI). At the same time, it requires maintaining the highest regard for environmental stewardship, social responsibility, corporate governance and transparent reporting, while delivering superior shareholder returns.

2017 TSM RESULTS

The only Glencore facility that completed an external audit in 2018 for their 2016 performance was CEZinc; they were in an extended work stoppage in 2017 when Glencore coordinated external audits for all of its facilities. As such, the remaining of Glencore’s facilities completed internal assessments in 2018 for their 2017 performance. Matagami is still in the phase-in period for TSM and will be reporting self-assessed and externally verified results in future TSM Progress Reports.

Aboriginal and Community Outreach

All of Glencore’s facilities have achieved at least a Level A performance in all of the indicators under the TSM Aboriginal and Community Outreach Protocol. Notably, Horne Smelter, Raglan Mine, Kidd Operations and Brunswick Smelter achieved a Level AAA performance for all four of the Protocol’s indicators. Glencore’s performance in the area of community outreach was highlighted in 2016, when the company was presented with the TSM Community Engagement Excellence Award for Kidd Operations’ Community Partnerships Initiative. In 2017, Raglan Mine was selected as a finalist for the 2017 TSM Community Engagement Excellence Award for the Tamatumani program, a skills development initiative that has contributed to the training and hiring of hundreds of Nunavimmiut.

Crisis Management and Communications

Planning Glencore reports corporate performance in this area for Glencore Copper, Glencore Nickel and Glencore Zinc, as well as facility-level performance for each of its participating facilities. Glencore’s corporate results for the TSM Crisis Management and Communications Planning Protocol are strong with a few areas where improvement is needed. Glencore Copper and Zinc corporate met all of the requirements of the Crisis Management and Communications Planning Protocol. Glencore Nickel corporate met all of the requirements for Indicators 1 and 3, but did not meet all of the requirements for Indicator 2. As such, Glencore’s remaining facilities met all of the criteria for the Protocol’s three indicators, except Brunswick Smelter, which missed Indicator 3.

Safety and Health

In the area of safety and health, the company’s results remain strong. All of Glencore’s facilities achieved at least a Level A performance for all five of the TSM Safety and Health Protocol’s indicators.

Tailings Management

Glencore’s results in this area remain strong with each participating facility achieving a Level AAA performance for all five indicators of the TSM Tailings Management Protocol. Glencore is working to ensure that the criteria of the revised Protocol are integrated within the company.

Biodiversity Conservation Management

Results in this area are strong with a few areas identified for improvement. Both the CCR Refinery and the Horne Smelter are working to improve performance in this Protocol to achieve a Level A for all three indicators. CEZinc and Kidd Operations achieved at least a Level A performance for this Protocol, and Raglan and Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations achieved a Level AAA performance, with Brunswick Smelter achieving AAA on Indicators 1 and 3 and A on Indicator 2.

Energy Use and GHG Emissions Management

All of Glencore’s facilities achieved at least a Level A on Indicators 1 and 2 for the TSM Energy Use and GHG Emissions Management Protocol, with Brunswick Smelter, the Horne Smelter and Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations achieving a Level B for Indicator 3. To achieve a Level A on Indicator 3 a facility must demonstrate that it has met its energy use and GHG emissions performance targets in the reporting year. In 2018, these facilities will focus on ensuring set targets are achieved.

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Self-Assessed Results

2017 TSM Results

Glencore Copper

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
Glencore Copper – Corporate
CCR Refinery
Horne Smelter
Results as of: May 10, 2019
Safety and Health Assessment
Commitments and accountabilityPlanning and implementationTraining, behaviour and cultureMonitoring and reportingPerformance
CCR Refinery
Horne Smelter

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: May 10, 2019
Tailings Management Assessment
Tailings management policy and commitmentTailings management systemAssigned accountability and responsibilityAnnual tailings management reviewOperation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
Horne Smelter

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: May 15, 2019
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
CCR Refinery
Horne Smelter

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: May 15, 2019
Energy and GHG Emissions Management Assessment
Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions managementEnergy use and greenhouse gas emissions reporting systemsEnergy and greenhouse gas emissions performance targets
CCR Refinery
Horne Smelter

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: May 15, 2019
Energy Use & Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data
Facility Total Direct Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total Indirect Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total EmissionsTotal Energy Use (GJ)
CCR Refinery535220535221694847
Horne Smelter1209366521215882162176
Results as of: Jul 23, 2019
International Initiatives
Industry Sustainability Initiatives
ICMM Sustainable Development Framework
WGC Conflict Free Gold Standard
ISO 14001 - EMS Standard
Management System Standards
OHSAS 18001
UN Global Compact
International Voluntary Initiatives
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
AA 1000
Reporting, Disclosure and Transparency Standards
Global Reporting Initiative
CDP
Water Disclosure Project
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
IFC Social and Environmental Performance Standards
Financing Standards
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Listed on Socially Responsible Investing Indices
Jantzi Social Index
Responsible Jewellery
Industry Sustainability Initiatives
International Cyanide Code
Kimberley Process
Results as of: Mar 11, 2024

Letters of Assurance

Glencore Copper | 2023 | TSM Letter of Assurance

Glencore Copper | 2019 | TSM Letter of Assurance

Glencore Copper | 2016 | TSM Letter of Assurance



Verification Summary Reports

Glencore Copper | CCR Refinery | 2023 | Verification Summary Report

Glencore Copper | Horne Smelter | 2023 | Verification Summary Report



Historical TSM Results

TSM Results (Latest)

TSM Results 2017

TSM Results 2016 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2015

TSM Results 2014

TSM Results 2013

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