Lundin Gold recognizes that its operations can have significant environmental impacts on local communities throughout the life cycle of mining operations. Some of these impacts include land use changes, environmental degradation, and population influx, offset by increased economic opportunities and development in the areas of infrastructure, health, education, and micro-enterprise.
In compliance with local laws and international best practices, the company uses baseline and impact assessment tools; evaluates how to avoid, mitigate or control potentially significant impacts; implements appropriate monitoring and management systems; and addresses the need for mine closure.
Managing Cyanide Responsibly
Cyanide is one of the most efficient and safe reagents for the extraction of gold from rock. Consistent with our commitment to international best practices, we have committed to comply with the International Cyanide Management Code
. This voluntary code, developed by a multi-stakeholder group under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, includes a requirement for third-party certification. The Code focuses on the safe manufacture, transportation, storage, use and decommissioning of cyanide and associated facilities. The objective of the Cyanide Code is to improve the management of cyanide used in gold mining and assist in the protection of human health and the reduction of environmental impacts.