TSM Progress Report 2008-2009

Measuring our members’ latest TSM performance.

In all, 17 MAC member companies reported TSM performance results for 2008.

Two member companies—Cameco Corporation and Teck Resources Limited (its coal operations)—conducted TSM self-assessments for the first time. First-time reporters are not required to publicly report facility-level TSM performance results.

All member companies with operating facilities in Canada are required to report on the TSM performance
indicators. New members have three years to comply with TSM requirements and publicly report and verify their performance.

Facility-level performance against each of the TSM performance indicators for external outreach, tailings management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management is assessed using a five-level performance rating system. More specific criteria are defined under each indicator.

In the case of crisis management planning, companies report at both the corporate and the facility level, answering “yes/no” (met all requirements/did not meet all requirements) for each of the indicators.

It is MAC’s goal to help all members ultimately achieve Level 3 performance in all indicators. The graphs that follow show the number of facilities that have achieved Levels 1–5 for each indicator for external outreach, tailings management, and energy use and GHG emissions management. The graphs for crisis management planning show the number of companies and facilities that answered “yes” and “no” for each indicator. The number of verified assessments for each performance element is indicated below the graph.

Detailed facility-level performance results are provided in the Highlights of Company Actions section of this report.

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