Sustainability in our Projects
KCB endeavors to minimize the impact of our operations on the environment, including the prevention of pollution to the land, water or air, and to integrate sustainability considerations in our professional practice. We can advise you on ways to eliminate, mitigate or remediate the environmental impact of your operations or facilities, and on opportunities to incorporate sustainable options into your projects.
See sustainability at work in our feature projects below:
KCB integrates engineering, science and socio-environmental consultation to study, design, build and close projects in the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors. We retain local environmental consultants and international professionals to develop the most effective team for every project. We engage in community consultation and partner with local stakeholders, First Nations and Indigenous peoples to enhance local participation.
Sustainable Infrastructure Design
In an on-going effort to incorporate sustainability in our project work, we have become an Envision Qualified Company. Envision was developed by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, a non-profit organization founded by the American Council of Engineering Companies, the American Public Works Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
We can rate your project’s sustainability according to the Envision rating system, a project assessment and guidance tool for sustainable infrastructure design. It is an objective framework of criteria and performance achievements that helps users identify ways in which sustainable approaches can be used to plan, design, construct, and operate infrastructure projects.
Towards Sustainable Mining
As a member of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), KCB participates in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program. Members with mining facilities commit to a set of guiding principles and report their progress publicly in an annual TSM Progress Report. These progress reports are externally verified every three years by approved Verification Service Providers (VSP) for transparency, and to build the public’s confidence in mining operations.
KCB has a VSP and support team who are experienced Environmental Management Systems auditors and have a thorough knowledge of international and Canadian mining standards.
KCB has been involved with MAC for many years, recently contributing to their Tailings Guidelines, and currently represented on the Environment and Science Committee.