For its tireless efforts to mine in a sustainable, transparent and accountable way, Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines has been named one of Canada’s Resource Champions by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
In honour of the Canadian Chamber Resource Recognition Day on May 26, Timmins Chamber Board 2nd Vice-President Jamie Clarke presented the award to Goldcorp’s Mine General Manager Brendan Zuidema and Sustainability Manager Brian Neely during the Timmins Chamber’s board meeting on May 25.
As an initiative of the Canadian Chamber, this national award serves to recognize and highlight the outstanding efforts of organizations or individuals who have helped to support Canada’s world-class resource industry. In particular, this award is provided to an organization that has supported the development of innovative products or processes to reduce negative environmental impacts of resource extraction/harvesting, processing or transport.
The Timmins Chamber of Commerce chose to nominate Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines for a Canada’s Resource Champions award specifically for its dedication to mitigating the impact of its Hollinger Project through such measures as public monitoring of noise, dust and vibration via live feeds, continuous response to community feedback, and regular updates to City Council and the public.
“We’re fortunate to have a company like Goldcorp operating in Timmins, given the hard work and dedication they’ve invested in the long-term health of our economy and their commitment to our community,” said Timmins Chamber President Kurt Bigeau.
“For these reasons, we were proud to be able to nominate them for this important award. It’s a way to help acknowledge the incredible work they do across their various local operations, while highlighting the ways they strengthen our economy.”
The establishment of the Canada’s Resource Champion awards is just one way in which the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has made supporting natural resource development and trade a key priority. Canada’s mining, energy, forest product and agricultural industries are essential to the country’s prosperity, helping to support job creation, exports and innovation throughout the country.
This also marks the second Canada’s Resource Champion award provided locally: Tembec’s Chief Forester Al Thorne was also recently named a recipient in the “individual” category for his tireless work in drawing attention to the value that all natural resource sectors bring to the Canadian economy.
About the Timmins Chamber of Commerce
With 700 members, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest accredited chambers of commerce with distinction in northeastern Ontario. As the “Voice of Business in Timmins” since 1949, our advocacy and policy initiatives focus on ensuring a positive business climate in the City of Timmins.
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