Happy World Water Day! Held annually on March 22, World Water Day is an international day centered around the importance of our freshwater resources, and brings awareness to how we manage those resources sustainably.
By David Garofalo, President & CEO of Goldcorp Inc.
The mining industry has traditionally been a laggard when it comes to innovation. The 21st-century economy, however, dominated by emerging technologies like electric vehicles, green energy sources and ever-more advanced mobile devices, is demanding creative approaches to efficiently delivering the raw materials that will fuel modern economies.
Canadian mining is seeing a real drive to innovate that is bolstering our ability to get materials to global markets as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. And it’s changing what it means to work in mining.
A little-known fact about the Canadian 25 cent coin, is that the animal on the “tails” side is in fact not a moose, but a caribou! Caribou (also known as reindeer), are an integral part of Canadian indigenous heritage, as well as northern ecosystems. These members of the deer family were once one of Canada’s most widespread wildlife species. Today their numbers have significantly diminished, some herds by more than 90%. Climate change, increased habitat development, and poor land use planning have contributed greatly to the caribou’s steady decline.
March 8th is International Women’s Day – a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe.
Goldcorp has been a signatory to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles since 2015. There are seven Empowerment Principles, which are in alignment with our core values of being Safe, Productive and Responsible. Let’s explore what we are doing to support gender diversity under these seven Principles.
Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining event in March will generate new ideas for innovative technologies that could fundamentally transform the mining sector. With asset productivity as a major issue facing the mining industry today, companies are looking to digital technology to reduce costs, drive productivity and enhance financial performance.
Goldcorp is amongst the industry’s leaders in our approach to innovation and responsibility at every stage of the mining cycle and our involvement in the Innovation Superclusters Initiative provides an additional collaborative opportunity to support the industry’s transformation.
As one of the oldest operating mines in Canada, Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM) has been an integral part of the Timmins, Ontario community since 1910. Part of its community commitment includes placing a high priority on water conservation and preservation to reduce its environmental impact.
In recent years, PGM has dramatically reduced its reliance on fresh water from nearby Porcupine Lake, taking important steps forward to reuse process water and help Goldcorp realize its Toward Zero Water vision.
Until relatively recently, the mining industry has been slow to innovate. Now, virtually every area of mining is undergoing a technological upheaval. At the forefront of this transformation in mining are disruptive technologies – ground-breaking concepts that challenge traditional and accepted practices and are shaking up the industry.