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 also advise our clients on ways to eliminate, mitigate or remediate the environmental impact of their operations or facilities, and on opportunities to incorporate sustainable options into their projects.

See sustainability at work in our feature projects below:

Calgary Bow River Weir
Greens Creek Mine
Hidden Valley Mine
Aeneas Lake Dam

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.

The Envision rating system is 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

Participation in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program is a membership requirement of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). 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 an in-house VSP to assist mine operators with the verification process. Our understanding of mining stems from years of experience with over 300 mining projects worldwide. Our VSP and support team are also experienced Environmental Management Systems auditors, who have held senior environmental roles in the mining industry, 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.

Funding for the Sustainable Minerals Institute

In 2015, KCB entered into a multi-year agreement with the Environment Centre of the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) to advance our understanding of the long-term behavior of mine tailings. Read more…

 sustainable minerals institute (Mobile)

Harvey McLeod honoured for excellence in social and environmental responsibility

Harvey McLeod of Klohn Crippen Berger received the Robert R. Hedley Award for Excellence in Social and Environmental Responsibility.  Read more…