Decarbonizing mining for net zero emissions

Can mining be sustainable? The truth is, it must be! Global shifts and market demands are pushing for reduced carbon emissions in the mining industry. That’s why we developed our net zero mining service— to help mining companies decarbonize.

Our mining engineering and design professionals support clients so they can meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments. By finding ways to reduce mine energy use and incorporate clean sources of energy, our professionals can guide you on your path to net zero carbon emissions. 

Whether a mine is in the planning, operating, or closure stage, opportunities for decarbonizing abound. Let us help you create your emission reduction roadmap.

Learn more about our decarbonization services.

REDUCE carbon footprint at mining sites

We quantified and reported greenhouse gas emissions and removals associated with the operation of a large-scale, multiple-pit mine. Our team completed a carbon and energy audit—collecting data related to electricity and diesel consumption, raw materials use, travel, and commuting. After analyzing each input, our specialists recommended actionable steps to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

REPLACE conventional energy sources

A combination wind and solar energy plant, this installation supports Ontario’s plan to retire coal generation and increase its renewable energy supply. With our technical expertise and knowledge of Ontario’s energy grid, interconnection variables, and local distribution companies, we were the local partner Samsung needed. Read More

READY the materials we need for the energy transition

The raw materials needed for the energy transition are critical, and how they are processed is equally important. Our Mining team provided geotechnical, materials, and quality control services for this Newfoundland processing plant. The plant uses cleaner technology than traditional operations. It processes metals like nickel, copper, and cobalt which are all needed to move towards a clean energy future. Read More

REMOVE carbon from the atmosphere with carbon sinks or sequestration

Natural resource-based industries can utilize their large swaths of land for storing carbon. Plants and soils can be critical tools in combatting climate change or achieving their carbon-emission reduction goals. Remote sensing—via planes, drones, and satellites—offers a quicker, less costly way to count the benefits of carbon sequestration. Read More
Expert consultants help you reduce emissions and prepare for the energy transition.
Credentialed Employees

Stantec has over 900 employees with sustainability accreditations.
We’re the 5th most sustainable corporation in the world, as rated in 2021 by Corporate Knights.
Corporate Knights Global ranked us among the top 1% in the world on sustainable performance (2022).


Mine Power Whether you are designing a new project or expanding your operations, we can assess your power needs, and design a system that meets your requirements, and is adaptable to long-term plans.
Mine Ventilation Systems One of our most important roles when ventilating an underground mine worker is safety: making sure airflow is sufficient in quantity and quality.
Mine Water Treatment We have the experience and technical skills to evaluate, design, and build water treatment systems that are tailored to the unique factors of your mine.
Mining Environmental Services By understanding your goals and the needs of regulators and stakeholders, we can put together a strategy that is balanced for success.

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