Sustainability: Our Planet
Tailings & Waste Management
Responsible tailings management is a top priority for Endeavour
We are committed to managing our tailings and other waste in safe and environmentally responsible ways, and being open and transparent about how we do that. We have stringent standards for managing our tailing operations that meet or exceed Canadian and Mexican guidelines for minimizing tailings risks.
Why this matters to us
Waste is an inevitable byproduct of mining operations. From waste rock to tailings, we believe it’s our duty to manage all the waste we generate effectively and in line with societal expectations. Surface tailings can represent one of the most significant environmental risks of mining operations, leading to potential injury or loss of life and serious water and soil pollution if not properly managed. If handled responsibly, risks to the environment, local communities and human health and safety from tailings can be eliminated.
Our goals 2022-2024GoalsStrengthen tailings and waste managementKey Actions2024 Goals
Strengthen our tailings management practices across the entire tailings facility lifecycle, applying guidance from the new Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management
Publish TCFD disclosures
Identify waste in our operations can be repurposed for other uses, and establish the value chain to achieve this
Hazardous waste intensity below 0.2 ton/ton processed
Work with contractors to improve waste management
>80% waste recycling/repurposing (for hazardous waste, scrap, paper, metal, tires, wood)
Collaborate with local authorities to address waste challenges
One new initiative per site that supports and improves municipal waste management