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Stantec carries out greenhouse gas inventory for a gold mine in Ghana

The project reflects Galiano Gold's forward-looking policy to make the mining sector more sustainable


Stantec—a global leader in engineering and architecture design and consulting—has supported the mining company Galiano Gold Inc. (formerly Asanko Gold Inc.) in a project aiming to quantify and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals associated with the Asanko Gold Mine. The Asanko Gold Mine is a large-scale, multi-pit mine on the Asankrangwa gold belt in Ghana. The Asanko Gold Mine is a 50:50 joint venture with Gold Fields Ltd, which is managed and operated by Galiano.

The project was carried out according to the international standard ISO 14064-1:2019, best practice for the quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. Stantec was responsible for the collection of data regarding electricity and diesel fuel consumption, raw material use, travel habits, and travel habits of personnel. Following the collection of data, the Stantec team started the data analysis and drawing up the actual greenhouse gas inventory.

Stantec, in line with the ISO standard, has calculated an indicator of specific emissions per production unit and has developed a comparison with available industry data. Based on this study, the team produced recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including, for example, energy efficiency and decarbonization of the energy used, as well as the creation of a dedicated system of operating procedures for the continuous monitoring of emissions.

"In the mining sector, where there are not yet many companies that choose to reduce their emissions, Galiano Gold stands out for its proactiveness in pursuing its environmental sustainability objectives,” said Michele Mancini, energy operation manager, Stantec. “Having supported them in this far-sighted project and having seen firsthand their genuine commitment towards the environment and their workers, we feel very proud of this project." 

The project is mentioned in the Galiano Gold 2019 Sustainability Report.

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