Québec City, April 30, 2019 – The Québec Mining Association is proud to announce that four of its members—Construction Kiewit, Eldorado Gold’s Lamaque Mine, Glencore’s Raglan Mine, and Agnico Eagle Mines’ Lapa Mine—were honoured at Les Mercuriades award ceremony organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ) and at the annual convention of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
Construction Kiewit was noted for its outstanding performance, dynamic approach and ability to remain a leader, winning the coveted “Large corporation of the year” award. Kiewit was also honoured in the “Excellence in French” and “Workplace health and safety” categories. Eldorado Gold’s Lamaque Mine won the “Community involvement—large corporation” award and was a finalist in the “Contribution to economic and regional development” category. In the “Sustainable development strategy—large corporation” category, Glencore’s Raglan Mine was the winner, also ending as a finalist in the “Workplace health and safety” category.
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Raglan Mine also performed well at the CIM annual convention, where it won the John T. Ryan Canada Trophy for metal mines (Québec/Maritimes), after recording the lowest injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked over the preceding year. It then won a second prize, the TSM Excellence Award for community engagement, for its Tamatumani program, presented by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
Last, Agnico Eagle Mines’ Lapa Mine won the prestigious John T. Ryan Canada Trophy for metal mines (national) for the lowest injury frequency per 200,000 hours worked over the preceding year.
“We are proud to have companies such as these among our members. The mining sector is already recognized for the key role it plays in the economy of Québec and its regions, but these awards show that it is also performing outstanding work in other areas, including sustainable development, by implementing innovative measures that can make a difference. More than ever before, the mining industry is showing leadership at the social, economic and environmental levels. The fact that this contribution is recognized and rewarded by the Québec business community and by mining industry peers is an honour that reflects on the industry as a whole.”
– Josée Méthot, President and CEO, QMA
About the Québec Mining Association
The Québec Mining Association (QMA) was founded in 1936 and speaks proactively for mining companies involved in exploration, extraction and processing, mining contractors and junior mining companies, along with suppliers, institutions, non-profit organizations and other mining sector partners. It is proud of the 40,540 jobs and total expenditure of $8.5 billion generated by Québec’s mining industry over the last year. The QMA’s mission is to promote, support and proactively develop a responsible, committed and innovative mining industry in Québec.