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


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

Health, Safety and Wellness:

  • The Michel Létourneau Award celebrates achievements in teamwork, productivity improvements, and health & safety. In 2020, the Canadian Malartic Environment Team received the award.
  • The Annual Quebec Mining Association Awards ceremony honored 31 supervisors from Agnico Eagle's LaRonde Complex and Goldex mine for exceeding 50,000 accident-free work hours from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • In September 2020 La India won the Jorge Rangel Zamorani “Silver Helmet" Award For best 2019 mine safety performance in the Open Pit category (500 employees), which is the most important national recognition for mine safety in Mexico - Awarded by the National Mining Association of Mexico (CAMIMEX). This is the 3rd consecutive year that La India receives this award and 6th time for Agnico Eagle mines in Mexico overall. 
  • In September 2020, Goldex received the F.J. O’Connell Award from the Quebec Mining Association for excellence in their 2019 health and safety performances in the Underground operations category (+400,000 hours worked). 

Our People:

  • The Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence recognizes an employee who exudes the key qualities of our retired colleague, Larry Connell. In 2020, Charles-André Langevin from our Nunavut operations received this award. 
  • Agnico Eagle Mexico – One of top 100 companies in the Great Place to Work (GPTW) survey. A testament to our efforts in creating and engaged and empowered workforce.

Our Communities:

  • In March 2020, our Community Relations, Education & People Development team in Nunavut was awarded the prestigious Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Sustainability Award. This award honours an organization that demonstrates outstanding initiative, leadership, and accomplishment in protecting and preserving the natural environment during the exploration, development or operation of a mine, as well as efforts to establish and maintain good relations with local communities. 
  • In May 2020, the Mexican Center of Philanthropy and the Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility presented the Corporate Social Responsibility Award to Agnico Eagle Mexico (for the 12th consecutive year) and Agnico Eagle Sonora (La India) (for the 4th consecutive year).
  • In September 2020, Agnico Eagle won at the Mercuriades – the most prestigious business awards in Quebec, presented by the Quebec Chamber of Commerce Federation. Agnico Eagle won the award for its Contribution to Economic and Regional Development. An important recognition for Agnico Eagle and the mining industry, especially in the context of recovery from the global pandemic.
  • In September 2020, Agnico Eagle was recognized at the Val-d’Or Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Agnico Eagle received the award for Contribution to Economic Development.

Other Achievements:

  • Agnico Eagle earned a place in the Corporate Knights list of 2021 Global 100 Sustainable Corporations. With an overall score of 60.6%, Agnico Eagle placed seventy-third and is the top-ranked mining company appearing on the 2021 Global 100 list. This win reinforces our work and commitment to sustainable and responsible gold mining and puts us in good company with many other recognized leaders in sustainability. 
  • In October 2020, La India was awarded with the Ethics and Values Award by CONCAMIN (National Confederation of Industrial Chambers of Commerce) for implementing solid Corporate Social Responsibility practices.  
  • In June 2020, Agnico Eagle was recognized as one of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights. Ranking 31 overall - an improvement of 19 spots from the previous year. Ranking 1st in the metals ore mining industry. Moving up on the list continues to demonstrate Agnico Eagle as one of the national leaders in sustainability.
  • Agnico Eagle was nominated in 6 categories at the 2020 IR Magazine Awards and was awarded with the following:  

    - Best Overall Investor Relations (Large Cap) 

    - Best Investor Relations Officer (Large Cap) – Brian Christie  

    - Best IR by a Senior Management Team (Large Cap) - Sean Boyd, CEO & David Smith, CFO 

    - Best in Sector: Materials (Large Cap) 
  • In October 2020, Sean Boyd, our Vice-Chairman and CEO, was ranked as one of Canada’s Top Five CEOs of 2020 andas Global Visionary of the Year. Awarded by the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business to a CEO who has successfully expanded the scope of his or her organization beyond Canada’s border. The winner demonstrates an exceptional understanding of international commerce and shrewd eye for choosing markets, establishing timelines and forging the connections needed to build a global brand.
  • In June 2020, Pinos Altos received the 2020 TSM Environmental Excellence Award – and Agnico Eagle’s first TSM Award - for its Soil Regeneration through Ultra High-Density Grazing project. This highly respected award from MAC recognizes companies that go above and beyond in their efforts to implement innovative sustainability projects that focus on environmental stewardship.