May 6, 2022 The first ospreys have arrived in Lapland! The osprey nest web camera in Muonio allows us to observe the life and nesting of osprey in real time throughout the nesting season until autumn. We obtained the web camera in Muonio in cooperation with the Finnish Osprey Foundation, [...]
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Results from verification of the Towards Sustainable Mining Standard create a good foundation for further development of our performanceBirgitta Brusila2022-02-10T11:16:26+02:00
February 10, 2022 The mining industry and its most important stakeholders created the Towards Sustainable Mining Standard in order to improve sustainability in mining. The self-assessments of the mines applying the standard have now been verified for the first time. The results from the verification create a good foundation for [...]
December 28, 2021 An exploration geologist’s work involves analyzing the structure of bedrock that you cannot see. To counterbalance the challenging work, Johanna Paadar practices physical exercise and hiking. On trekking trips, stones remain just a part of the scenery - discovering the secrets in the bedrock is restricted to [...]
November 12, 2021 Our cooperation with local sports service companies provides a win–win for both parties: our employees have access to low-threshold sports activities, and the businesses gain increased opportunities and year-round demand. Laura Peippo, owner of the Levi Wellness Club (LWC), and Juuso Laitinen, owner of the Aslakin liike [...]
October 13, 2021 Agnico Eagle Finland Oy will implement a new private 5G network at the Kittilä mine in collaboration with Telia and its partners Digita and Nokia. It is believed to be the first 5G network built in an underground mine, becoming one of the first examples of the [...]
July 5, 2021 Expansion at the Kittilä mine reached an important milestone on June 14, when the first rocks were dumped onto the new underground rock line. The rock line start-up, part of an extensive investment project at the mine, was preceded by many months of preparation, including planning, testing, [...]
June 8,2021 Each year, the Kittilä mine offers a wide variety of summer jobs and internships to students from various fields. This summer, there are approximately 70 summer workers in total at Agnico Eagle Finland. Our environmental department employs two interns this summer: Nella Hietanen and Lilja Ojala. It was [...]
May 21, 2021 Last March, the Finnish Mining Association commissioned the market research company Taloustutkimus to conduct a national mining barometer to canvass Finns’ views on the mining industry. A survey was carried out simultaneously in nine mining locations. Regardless of age, gender and location, respondents viewed mining operations favorably. [...]
April 23, 2021 The home economics classroom at Kittilä secondary school is bustling as the members of the Safkasankarit 1 cooking club are preparing dough and mixing fillings for pastries. Club instructor Anniina Rouhiainen has given clear baking instructions and, if necessary, helps the elementary-school-aged bakers with the other instructor [...]
Tapani Laakso addresses his Larry Connell Regional Finalist donation to Kittilä’s Inclusion Finland KVTL associationBirgitta Brusila2021-04-28T14:39:13+03:00
March 31, 2021 We were proud to hear that Tapani Laakso, a geotechnician in the Kittilä mine’s geological team, was one of the regional finalists of Agnico Eagle’s annual Larry Connell Award for Collaborative Excellence in 2020. Tapani was nominated by his colleagues, who explained their choice as follows: “Tapani [...]