Hecla Mining Increase Use of RE, Lowers Emissions - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  June 5, 2023

Hecla Mining Increase Use of RE, Lowers Emissions

Hecla Mining Company achieved net zero on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for the second consecutive year and lowered emissions by 32.7% from 2019 baseline levels.

The company also continued to lower energy intensity by achieving an 18.5% reduction in energy intensity consumption compared to our 2019 levels.

Hecla announced that 86% of the electricity used at its mines was line powered with 72% generated by renewable sources.

Details were provided in its 2022 Sustainability Report today, highlighting the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and 2023 sustainability targets.

“Our decades of commitment to the environment, communities where we operate and accessibility of our stakeholders have made Hecla a leader in ESG,” said Hecla President and Chief Executive Officer Phillips S. Baker, Jr. in a statement. “Our 2022 report demonstrates that our commitment continues and is even stronger. Examples of results in this year’s report include our reclamation work at San Sebastian mine in Durango, Mexico, where we backfilled the pits and are returning the land to community agricultural use; being net zero for carbon emissions for the second straight year; and, most importantly, mining the silver the world needs for renewable energy production.”

For the second time, Hecla prepared the Sustainability Report with reference to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and for the fifth year, the company benchmarked its performance against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Metals and Mining standards. This is also the third year for the Company to report against relevant aspects of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as well as against Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) framework for its Casa Berardi mine in Quebec, Canada.


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