How Agnico Eagle makes mining work for our employees, communities and the environment

2020-09-16T10:31:10+03:00

2019 sustainable development report highlights commitment to doing things differently Interested in learning more about how cows can benefit our environmental revegetation activities?  How our employees keep physically and mentally fit for work?  How we provide Inuit youth with opportunities to learn more about possible future careers by exposing them [...]

How Agnico Eagle makes mining work for our employees, communities and the environment2020-09-16T10:31:10+03:00

Monitoring migratory fish in the Loukinen with an ultrasound device

2020-08-28T15:01:27+03:00

The fish-monitoring device we ordered from Oulu-based Simsonar Oy was positioned in the main bed of the Loukinen river in mid-August. Installation of this device is one of the steps we are taking to monitor the migration of fish in the stream in line with the requirements of our new [...]

Monitoring migratory fish in the Loukinen with an ultrasound device2020-08-28T15:01:27+03:00

Hardworking river-restoration volunteers make good progress with the Parvajoki River

2020-08-07T10:26:51+03:00

On the last Saturday in June, fishing and nature enthusiasts gathered again to help to restore the Parvajoki where this river runs close to the village of Kittilä. The Parvajoki river restoration project started in 2018 when Ville Lahti contacted the Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, [...]

Hardworking river-restoration volunteers make good progress with the Parvajoki River2020-08-07T10:26:51+03:00

The transplanted Lapland buttercups are thriving in our Lapinleinikinmukka conservation area

2020-07-23T10:35:33+03:00

At the end of June, the Kittilä mine’s environmental engineer Tero Reijonen and trainee environmental engineer Lilja Ojala were joined by nature surveyor Pia Kangas in inspecting the condition of the Lapland buttercups that we replanted two years ago. Pursuant to Finland’s Nature Conservation Act, we had been granted permission [...]

The transplanted Lapland buttercups are thriving in our Lapinleinikinmukka conservation area2020-07-23T10:35:33+03:00

Stocking the river Seurujoki with young fish

2020-06-26T15:39:11+03:00

At the beginning of June, we released young fish into the Seurujoki river again. Among our obligations under our environmental permit, fish stocking is an annual project for our environmental department, which local residents have participated in since 2007. This year, we released 3,580 young river trout and 6,200 young [...]

Stocking the river Seurujoki with young fish2020-06-26T15:39:11+03:00

The mine’s Community Liaison Committee has held its first ever video meeting

2020-04-24T13:06:24+03:00

The Kittilä mine’s Community Liaison Committee was established in fall 2013 as a channel for promoting interaction between the mine and its stakeholders and for fostering our coexistence with the local community. This allows us to provide the stakeholders with information on our operations and plans. At the same time, [...]

The mine’s Community Liaison Committee has held its first ever video meeting2020-04-24T13:06:24+03:00

Helping local travel businesses obtain environmental certificates

2020-04-15T16:50:38+03:00

Agnico Eagle Finland works in close cooperation with other companies in Kittilä. We have decided to help local travel businesses with environmental certification because the coronavirus epidemic interrupted the winter season in Lapland at its peak, impacting local business-development projects. “We have offered grants to travel businesses in Levi that [...]

Helping local travel businesses obtain environmental certificates2020-04-15T16:50:38+03:00

Agnico Eagle Finland, the Municipality of Kittilä, and Lapland Hospital District join forces to track the spread of coronavirus in Lapland

2020-04-08T16:49:52+03:00

The Municipality of Kittilä and the Infection Control Unit of Lapland Hospital District asked Agnico Eagle Finland to participate in a cross-sectional COVID-19 study, which will analyze the distribution of infections and detect possible transmission chains in Lapland. “According to the strategy of the National Institute for Health and Welfare [...]

Agnico Eagle Finland, the Municipality of Kittilä, and Lapland Hospital District join forces to track the spread of coronavirus in Lapland2020-04-08T16:49:52+03:00

Kittilä’s river restoration project bringing local waterway back to life

2019-10-15T15:45:33+03:00

After years of dredging and neglect, a restoration project is set to improve the Parvajoki River – which runs through the village of Kittilä in Finland – and promote a thriving fish habitat. The project is being spearheaded by Agnico Eagle employees Ville Lahti, a buyer at the Kittila Mine, [...]

Kittilä’s river restoration project bringing local waterway back to life2019-10-15T15:45:33+03:00

Towards diesel-free mining: Testing battery-powered mining equipment at the Kittilä mine

2019-09-04T11:43:25+03:00

The Kittilä mine is taking part in the Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS) project, under the European Union’s most extensive research and innovation program, Horizon 2020.  Partners in the SIMS project include manufacturers of mining equipment and systems, mining companies, and universities. Our role in the project is to offer [...]

Towards diesel-free mining: Testing battery-powered mining equipment at the Kittilä mine2019-09-04T11:43:25+03:00
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