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Our employees demonstrate leadership and innovation in the workplace, helping to ensure we operate in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Here are just some of the awards, certifications and recognition our teams have recently received:

Health and Safety

  • The Quebec Mining Association recognized 23 supervisors from the LaRonde, Lapa and Goldex mines for achieving more than 50,000 hours without any compensable accidents on their work teams from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Eight of our supervisors were also recognized for achieving 100,000 to 250,000 hours without any compensable accidents during the same time period.
  • Our Goldex mine received an Award of Excellence at the 27th annual Conference for the Promotion of Health and Safety Achievements, for its development of a unique cable clamp system that allows the operator to remotely remove any metal pieces that may have become mixed in with the ore in the crusher. Being able to perform this task from the safety of a control room has reduced our employees’ exposure to the risks associated with the manual removal of debris.
  • Agnico Eagle was honoured for the second year in a row with a Safety Performance Excellence Award at the annual Intelex User Conference for demonstrating outstanding improvements in health and safety performance.

Environment

  • Agnico Eagle was awarded top prize in the category of “Sustainable Development” by the Central-Abitibi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as the “Innovation” award for the unique and effective solution it devised to upgrade the air conditioning system at our LaRonde mine.
  • Our Kittila mine was awarded the Environmental Contribution of the Year Award for 2015 at the second annual Euromining Technology Trade Fair. The award recognizes a mining industry operator that demonstrates a high level of environmental protection.
  • Three of our operations – Kittila, Meadowbank and Pinos Altos – were certified under the International Cyanide Management Code. The objective of the 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. Employees
  • Agnico Eagle Mexico was once again recognized in the “Great Place to Work” program for northwest Mexico region. The program recognizes companies that facilitate the sharing of employee knowledge and experience to improve both their business and the quality of their workplace.
  • The inaugural Michel Letourneau Award – honouring our first Corporate Director of Health and Safety – was given to Réal Levesque, Mine Captain and Pierre-Olivier Richard, Junior Ventilation Engineer, for their testing and implementation of a new model of flexible ventilation tubing for the LaRonde exploration ramp, which has resulted in less air leakage and 50% more airflow.
  • Louise Grondin, Senior Vice-President, Environment and Sustainable Development and People, was this year’s recipient of the Frederick W. Firlotte lifetime achievement award in recognition of her insight, vision, commitment and influence in the field of mining and the environment in Quebec. Louise was also recognized as a “Woman of Impact” for her significant contributions to the Canadian Materials, Metallurgy and Mining field.
  • Carol Plummer, Vice-President Project Development, Southern Business, was named one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2015 as part of the Women in Mining, United Kingdom’s campaign to highlight the many significant contributions of women in the mining community and also to promote the mining sector as a career choice to women in all professions.

Community

  • The Paul Penna Award is awarded to Agnico Eagle employees who best exemplify the community involvement philosophy of our founder. In 2015, the Paul Penna Award was given to Anival Lopez, Human Resources Superintendent at our Creston Mascota operation in Mexico. Anival was honoured for his work with the elderly and local youth, particularly for providing teenagers in Chihuahua with an opportunity to pursue higher-level academic schooling.
  • Agnico Eagle Mexico was recognized in 2015, and for the eighth consecutive year, by the Chihuahuan business foundation “Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense A.C.” with an award of distinction for being a “Socially Responsible Company”. The award recognizes organizations that have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility practices as a way of doing business and respecting and recognizing the interests of the stakeholders involved in the company’s operations.