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MINING IN ONTARIO Sustainable Business Magazine talks to Adrianna Stech, Manager of Environment and Sustainability at the Ontario Mining Association, about what can be done to reduce the impact of the mining industry on the environment. Written by Michael Anjos. The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) is one of the longest serving trade organizations in Canada, having been established in 1920. Since then, the organization has represented the interests of Ontario’s mining industry and has put a heavy emphasis on safety and environmental sustainability. “The safety record of the Ontario mining industry is a source of pride and continual focus,” explains Adrianna Stech, Manager 18 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE

of Environment and Sustainability. “Ontario is one of the safest mining jurisdictions in the world and mining is one of the safest industries in Ontario, achieving a 96% improvement in lost time injury frequency over the past 30 years. Our members have longstanding, positive experience with training, and their fundamental commitment to zero harm drives a robust safety culture.” The Ontario Mining Association also makes sure

that mining companies are aware of government mandated environmental measures and promote environmentally friendly mining practices to help OMA members reduce their ecological footprint. MINIMIZING IMPACT Since 1972, the Ontario Mining Association has had an Environment Committee that works to help members continually improve

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