Environmental Stewardship

At every stage of the mining life cycle, we work to avoid, reduce or mitigate our negative environmental impacts. We are committed to the protection of life, health and the environment for present and future generations.

2015 Highlights

  • Our Tailings Stewardship Strategy was implemented in 2015 to improve sustainability and contribute to our vision of Together, Creating Sustainable Value. Every active mine site wholly owned by Goldcorp had each of its tailings facilities and water retention structures inspected and reviewed by qualified third-party tailings stewards.
  • Our El Sauzal mine in Mexico was the first mine in the world to be decommissioned successfully under the International Cyanide Management Code.
  • We completed a pre-feasibility study for a wind farm at Cerro Negro.

Case Studies

Marlin’s Progressive Reclamation Project Moves Uphill
A total of 22 reportable spills were recorded in 2015, compared to 31 in 2014.
Our water reuse and recycling rate, as a percentage of both total water withdrawal and total water use, improved to 65% from 62% in 2014.
Our GHG intensity has decreased by approximately 8% from the 2011 base year of our Energy Stewardship Strategy.