The Environment

Specific policies and procedures guide our work and ensure responsible and sustainable practices and outcomes. Sustainability is at the heart of of our three overarching corporate policies:

Our Commitment in Practice


  • Excellence in environmental performance at Gibraltar as recognized by the Mining & Sustainability and Metal Mine Reclamation Awards
  • Water, Land, Energy,and Air Quality Management Protocols
  • Comprehensive Environmental Reporting

Environmental Recognition

Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation Award

The Gibraltar Mine was awarded with the prestigious Jake McDonald Annual Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation on September 23rd, 2020. The award recognized Gibraltar’s outstanding achievement in mine reclamation and indigenous collaboration.

Mining & Sustainability Award

On July 12th, 2014 the Mining Association of BC and the Province of British Columbia awarded Taseko-Gibraltar with the Mining & Sustainability award for 2013 at a community event in Williams Lake. The event, attended by Taseko-Gibraltar employees, members of the Williams Lake Indian Band, the Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association, local government representatives, community supports and many others, celebrated the accomplishments of Taseko-Gibraltar since the Gibraltar Mine restarted in 2004.

Metal Mine Reclamation Award

In September 2012, Gibraltar was recognized for its large-scale reclamation projects and progressive reclamation research trials with the Metal Mine Reclamation Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. Projects included a joint initiative with the Ministry of Forests for a pine tree establishment research program, research using biosolids from Metro Vancouver and wood chips to reclaim the tailings areas, and, the establishment of a pilot wetland to monitor the capabilities in treating tailings.

Environmental Reporting

Gibraltar Mine undertakes comprehensive water and air monitoring procedures that includes regular monitoring of approximately 165 sampling sites across the property. Samples are analyzed by an independent and provincially accredited laboratory based in Vancouver and resultsare reported to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines on a quarterly and annual basis.