Environment

Lac à Paul

Since summer 2010, Arianne Phosphate has been using a GHG accounting system. It is part of Management’s commitment to reduce the Company’s environmental footprint. By measuring the GHG emissions produced by each of the Company’s exploration projects, we will step up our sustainable development and environmental responsibility initiatives. The GHG inventory will allow Arianne Phosphate to identify projects that are problematic in terms of GHG emissions and implement appropriate measures to reduce or offset them.

Arianne Phosphate asked the Chaire en Éco-conseil (Eco-Advising Chair) to produce an estimate of greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of the mine. This document is an estimate of GHG emissions that will be produced by operations at the future Lac à Paul open-pit mine, including those produced by transporting the apatite concentrate by truck or pipeline. It is still another tool to assess the environmental impact of the mine. Mining operations would likely generate from 478,870 to 572,038 metric tons of CO2 eq., depending on the transport method (pipeline vs. truck).

Accounting for the GHG emissions produced by mineral exploration activities is innovative. Most life cycle analyses start with extraction and leave out the exploration phase, which is not without impact and is part of the product life cycle. The Company is studying a number of scenarios that would allow it to offset its GHG emissions and become carbon neutral.

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Reports

1999-2010 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 1, 2010
2011 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 24, 2011
2012 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 24, 2012
2012 Q1 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on April 1, 2012
2012 Q2 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on July 1, 2012
2012 Q3 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 24, 2012
2013 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on December 31, 2013
2013 Q1 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on April 1, 2013
2013 Q2 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on July 1, 2013
2013 Q3 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 31, 2013
2015 Annual Report - Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on December 31, 2015
2015 Q1 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on April 1, 2015
2015 Q2 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on July 1, 2015
2015 Q3 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 31, 2015
2016 Q1 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on April 1, 2016
2016 Q2 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on July 1, 2016
2016 Q3 Greenhouse Gas Accounting Report
Published on October 11, 2016