Canadian Malartic is committed to protecting the environment by adopting world-class best practices. Our Environment Division carries out numerous surveillance activities, including:

Sound and noise monitoring;
Air quality testing;
Monitoring of water levels in all basins on the site, particularly in the tailings pond and the sedimentation pond;
Groundwater level monitoring;
Surveillance of the geotechnical stability of dykes near the site (piezometer measurements);
Environmental surveillance (for spills, etc.);
Responsible waste and dangerous goods management; and
Water sampling of the soil and subsoil.

A Breath of Fresh Air

As an employer, purchaser and gold-developer, we have always held greenhouse gas emissions reduction and carbon offset among our core objectives. Drawing on our collective knowledge, our team is investigating revolutionary ways to reduce emissions and ensure the success of our carbon offset program.

Afforestation Project on Thickened Tailings from the Canadian Malartic Mine in Collaboration with UQUAT (University of Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue)

The goal of the on-going study is the complete and sustainable rehabilitation of the tailings pond on the Canadian Malartic mining property, while keeping in mind the geographic constraints. The vegetation will be progressively restored at the site while mining is still going on to ensure the new plants are properly established before the mine closes.

This process of continuous rehabilitation, made possible by the use of thickened tailings technology, will allow indigenous tree species to be planted while the mine is still operational. Once completed, a total of 860 hectares will be reforested (700 ha of tailings pond, 25 ha of roads and the plant site, 35 ha around the open pit, and 100 ha of the sedimentation pond area), and the results will provide a new carbon sink.

Environmental Monitoring Program

The Environmental Monitoring Program is applied according to the Law on Environmental Quality and to section 22 of the Ministère du développement durable, de l’environnement et de la lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC).This program covers activities related to inspections and environmental control of discharges and nuisances generated by the operation of a pit and an ore processing plant. It comprises, among others, monitoring quality of atmosphere, water, vibration, overpressure and noise tracking. Canadian Malartic Mine team executes each of those monitoring rigorously.


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Sustainable Development Policy