Tracking Performance

In addition to ongoing reporting, Detour Gold prepares annual compliance reports that assess our mine’s trends and performance. This includes our annual sustainability report and reporting on the Carbon Disclosure Project website under both the water and air sections. These reports are used to inform our four Aboriginal partners and various other stakeholder groups of our progress. More focused reports may supplement these annual reports to track specific issues and studies.

2017 Sustainability Report

G4-28, 29,30,31

We intend to align our sustainability reporting with the Core level option of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines in the near future. Our 2016 and 2017 reports are a step in that direction.

This report discusses Detour Gold’s sustainability performance during the 2016 calendar year. Report content focuses on the GRI aspects (topics) that we deem to be most important and applicable to our operation. Our GRI Index provides pointers to GRI-related content. Our last sustainability report was published in August 2016.

This report covers all aspects related to the Detour Lake Mine property, the regional office, bus terminal and warehouse, located in Cochrane. It does not cover indirect impacts of the project affecting Aboriginal communities, the Town of Cochrane or the Highway 652 corridor.

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Compliance Reporting

Annual technical reports are submitted to the provincial and federal governments to demonstrate compliance with permits and commitments. We then summarize them into one federal Follow Up Report (FUP) which includes all aspects of the operations identified in the Environmental Assessment process. Externally, the reports are circulated to the Aboriginal communities involved in the operation. The findings are also communicated internally to the operators to ensure continuous improvement.

FUPA 2014 Summary Report

Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) requires businesses to publicly report certain payments they make to all levels of government in Canada and abroad in relation to the commercial development of oil, gas and minerals. The purpose of the ESTMA is to deter corruption in the global extractive sector by making government revenues from natural resources transparent to the public.

Toxics Reduction Act

Toxic substances are released to the environment by industry, vehicles, households and other sources. These substances contribute to air, land and water pollution, and can pose risks to human health.

In 2009, the Province of Ontario introduced the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) to help reduce toxic substances created or used in manufacturing processes. Designed for pollution control, the act requires companies to:

  • Track and quantify the toxic substances they use, create and release
  • Develop Toxic Substance Reduction Plans (TSRP) and options to reduce the use of toxic substances
  • Summarize these plans and make them available to the public

Through every stage of our business, we manage toxic substances responsibly and have developed effective measures to mitigate potential impacts.