Our Approach

We aim to design, develop and operate our facilities to minimize their overall environmental impact and take into account their eventual closure. We efficiently use water, energy and other resources, and responsibly manage wastes. We contribute to the conservation of biodiversity by promoting research, partnerships and responsible land management practices.

Effective environmental management is integral to the success of all of Lundin Mining’s operations, from day to-day activities on-site, to corporate strategic planning. Lundin Mining’s operations are committed to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, our Responsible Mining Policy and framework and our Responsible Mining Management System (RMMS). This standard is an auditable specification outlining mandatory requirements for management systems to be implemented at all Lundin Mining Sites for the management of the HSEC aspects of our business.  

Our primary objective is to minimize potential environmental impacts through implementation of environmental management controls and procedures that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each of our operations in their unique environmental settings. We achieve this through effective use of environmental impact assessment to identify, quantify, and eliminate or mitigate impacts; integration of environmental controls within our operations, with monitoring to evaluate their reliability and effectiveness, and to identify potential opportunities for improvement; employment of risk assessment and management techniques to minimize the potential for unforeseen environmental impacts or incidents; and routine checking and continuous improvement through the annual environmental audit process. 

Environmental Management


Water Management

At Lundin Mining, we implement a comprehensive water management planning process to allow us to operate without conflict with other water users and associated ecosystems, in accordance with the Lundin Mining Water Management Group Procedure. Our approach to public reporting on water aligns with GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018 Standard, which applies standardized metric water definitions widely used in the mining and metals sector.


Waste Management

Our operations have developed comprehensive waste management plans that specify how the different types of non-mineral waste produced by our activities are to be managed, including identification of opportunities for waste minimization, recycling and re-use.


Energy & Emissions

Managing energy consumption and GHG emissions is a high priority for Lundin Mining as we continue to focus on our climate-related risks and opportunities and transition to the low-carbon economy. Our structured and transparent approach to energy consumption and GHG emissions reporting is founded on effective energy-consumption tracking by our operations for a robust corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory.



The loss of natural habitats in the world has become one of the major threats for biodiversity conservation. Lundin Mining contributes to biodiversity conservation through the minimization of habitat degradation and contributions to habitat restoration during the life of mine cycle.


Climate Change

Risks and opportunities associated with climate change at our operations have been considered in accordance with the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios 2000 A1B, which considers a balance across all sources of climate change. Climate Change vulnerability assessments have been conducted for each of our operations that incorporated issues such as resilience of site water management infrastructure, processes and procedures, essential transportation networks, and security of resources.


Mine Closure

Lundin Mining plans for closure from the earliest stages in the life of our mines, ensuring allocation of adequate resources for closure activities to be properly implemented, managed and monitored throughout the active-closure and post-closure phases. We take an integrated approach to mine closure planning with the aim of designing, developing and operating our mines to minimize environmental and social impact upon their eventual closure.