Talvivaara carries out its mining operations in the forested landscape of the Kainuu region, in a sparsely populated area, which was previously in its natural state. In the areas used for mining operations, vegetation has been removed, and the area's water bodies are used as sources of raw water; some of the extra water accumulated in production is led into the water bodies. Preserving biodiversity and conserving the landscape in the areas surrounding the mine is a key objective for Talvivaara. In accordance with the environmental permit, the impact of Talvivaara's mining operations on the area and its wildlife is included in the scope of regular monitoring. For example, the occurrence of protected flying squirrels and bats and also their habitats is monitored in the area. The mining operations have not caused any significant changes in the living conditions of these species outside the areas designated for mining operations. In addition, effects on the natural environment are followed via monitoring of metal concentrations in ants and mushrooms.
Where environmental performance is concerned, Talvivaara's goal is to be among the world's top companies in the industry. Our environmental management is guided by the following principles:
Where environmental performance is concerned, Talvivaara's goal is to be among the world's top companies in the mining industry. Sustainability policy also includes the company's environmental principles and principles regarding occupational health and safety. Talvivaara has certification for its environmental management system, at the ISO 14001 standard. The system is used for guiding environmental management and setting targets for its continuous improvement. The certified environmental management system covers all operations of the company.
|Talvivaara's Environmental management System ISO 14001|