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Goldcorp’s Ontario mine plans to transition away from traditional diesel fuel
By Brent Bergeron
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/06/2017

Looking to improve its bottom line from an efficiency perspective — while also improving the health, comfort and safety of its on-site workers — Goldcorp has an ambitious plan in the works.

The 15,000-employee gold producer is planning to transition away from vehicles running on traditional diesel fuel by fully electrifying one of its up-and-coming Canadian sites, the Borden Gold Project, acquired in 2015. This move represents a major shift in operational approach that will allow the company to use battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for almost all the requirements at the site.

This exciting initiative is an opportunity to positively impact employees’ well-being while generating significant economic benefits and driving down Goldcorp’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.