Environment - Canada
In 2011 Sherritt Coal completed reclamation of the 1,300-hectare Gregg River mine. The processing, maintenance and office facilities have been removed and thousands of tonnes of steel recycled. The land-use objective for the area is to provide wildlife habitat and watershed protection. The protection from hunters and high-quality forage in the area has made it a seasonal range for more than a thousand bighorn sheep. It is also recognized as a productive grizzly bear habitat.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
Sherritt conducts meetings with government regulators at both the federal and provincial levels and closely monitors the regulatory activities of these governments. Like many large industrial companies, Sherritt is affected by legislation associated with GHG reduction in some jurisdictions. Sherritt meets all GHG reporting required by regulatory authorities.
In 2010, Sherritt began supplying a CO 2 by-product produced at the Metals refinery in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta to an outside company for use in the oil field service industry. This program helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the site.