Our top environmental priority is to minimize the impact of our gold mining operations on the atmosphere, water, and soil.
Our environmental objectives are to:
- prevent pollution
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- use energy and natural resources rationally, and
- manage waste efficiently.
Managing our environmental performance
Nordgold is subject to environmental laws and regulations addressing issues such as:
- air and water quality
- emissions standards, and
- disposal of waste.
We are committed to complying with these requirements and each mine has an environmental specialist who focuses on legal compliance and achieving our overriding environmental objectives.
Our environmental target is to have zero major environmental incidents where we are required to notify the authorities. We look to continuously improve our processes and equipment. For example, at Lefa in Guinea, we have developed an action plan covering areas such as environmental monitoring and waste management.
Similarly, in Burkina Faso, we have developed a follow-up plan for environmental management at the Taparko mine. The plan guides all of our environmental actions and aims to minimize any potentially negative effects.