March 29, 2021 The hardworking volunteers restoring the Parvajoki River gathered for a work session in the area on Saturday, March 20. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the number of participants was restricted to six people, with other safety measures in place while working. About 6 m3 of rock material [...]
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March 11, 2021 In November of last year, our colleague Janita Kylmäluoma, an autoclave operator at the Kittilä mine, undertook and succeeded at one of the most physically intense challenges a mine rescuer can face: passing the smoke diver test. In fact, she became the first woman in Kittilä to [...]
March 10, 2021 “Even before completing my studies, I knew that I wanted to work at the Kittilä mine,” says automation engineer Taru Sieppi. She is originally from Kerässieppi, in Muonio, and her grandmother lived in Rouravaara, which is very close to the mine. After graduating, Taru wanted to remain [...]
March 9, 2021 Geologist Katja Sahala heads a 30-strong mine-engineering and geology team at the Kittilä mine. She has six subordinates who report directly to her. “Even though I don’t have a lot of experience of female managers or directors, I believe leadership style has very little to do with [...]
March 8, 2021 According to the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, diversity in the workplace involves having employees who represent a broad spectrum in their age, gender, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation, family situation, language, religion and beliefs, and work ability. Agnico Eagle is committed to supporting workplace diversity and [...]
March 1, 2021 Agnico Eagle Finland Oy’s Kittilä mine reached an important milestone on February 24, 2021, when its production passed the milestone of two million ounces of gold. “Producing two million ounces of gold marks a historic moment for the Kittilä mine and all of our employees. We thank [...]
A winter-driving course for our mineral-exploration team – road safety is part of occupational safetyBirgitta Brusila2021-04-28T13:05:44+03:00
February 25, 2021 Seven members of Agnico Eagle Finland’s regional mineral-exploration team gathered at Levi Rally Center one morning in February. There was excitement in the air, because their winter-driving course was about to start. Before the course, senior exploration geologist Jari Ylinen said, “We drive in all kinds of [...]
February 23, 2021 On Friday, February 12, a serious snowmobile accident took place in the village of Kiistala, outside the Kittilä mine area. Since it takes about 45 minutes to drive from the Sirkka fire station to Kiistala, Lapland’s Rescue Services submitted a request for assistance to the Kittilä mine’s [...]
February 18, 2021 Kari Herukka, who works as the safety expert for the Kittilä mine’s expansion project, was inducted to Agnico Eagle’s Mine Rescue Hall of Fame in recognition of his commendable work for our mine’s rescue operations. The recognition was awarded by the Kittilä mine’s General Manager Tommi Kankkunen [...]
Corporate Knights recognizes Agnico Eagle on their 2021 ‘Global 100’ list of Sustainable CorporationsBirgitta Brusila2021-02-03T09:00:14+02:00
January 26, 2021 We are proud to announce that Agnico Eagle has earned a place on the Corporate Knights list of 2021 Global 100 Sustainable Corporations. With an overall score of 60.6%, Agnico Eagle placed seventy-third and is the top-ranked mining company appearing on the 2021 Global 100 list. This [...]