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Hecla Québec

Hecla Québec is a division of Hecla Mining Company, a major American silver producer founded in 1891.  Under the banner of Hecla Québec, the company owns the Casa Berardi mine located in Northern Quebec.

Responsible Mining: a Fundamental Value

At Hecla Québec, corporate social responsibility is based on three pillars: health and safety for our workers, community involvement and respect for the environment. These are also the three elements that define how we do business and who we are.

The Casa Berardi mine is situated 95 kilometres north of La Sarre, Quebec and straddles a 37 kilometre section of the Casa Berardi fault.

The mine has produced approximately 1.9 million recovered gold ounces since commencing production in 1988, including about 931,244 recovered ounces since production recommenced in November 2006.

Hecla Québec believes that a strong sustainability framework is fundamental to its long-term success.  The company has implemented the TSM Guiding Principles in order to meet or exceed industry best practices and to continuously improve on its social, environmental, and health and safety performance.

Hecla Québec is committed to continuous improvement and has put measures in place to continue pursuing excellence in all areas. In 2020, the company aims to improve its performance in the area of tailings management and in biodiversity conservation management.

For more information, please visit hecla-quebec.com.

2019 TSM Results

Hecla

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
Casa Berardi
Results as of: December 31, 2020
Aboriginal and Community Outreach Assessment
Community of Interest (COI) identificationEffective COI engagement and dialogueCOI response mechanismReporting
Casa Berardi

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Safety and Health Assessment
Commitments and accountabilityPlanning and implementationTraining, behaviour and cultureMonitoring and reportingPerformance
Casa Berardi

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Tailings Management Assessment
Tailings management policy and commitmentTailings management systemAssigned accountability and responsibilityAnnual tailings management reviewOperation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
Casa Berardi

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
Casa Berardi

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
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
Casa Berardi

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Energy Use & Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data
Facility Total Direct Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total Indirect Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total EmissionsTotal Energy Use (GJ)
Casa Berardi337851206349912099760
Results as of: December 31, 2020
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
Carbon Disclosure Project
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: Jan 13, 2021

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