Rio Tinto is investing $1.5 million over five years through the Rio Tinto Aluminium Canada Fund to support the Northern Institute for Research in Environment and Occupational Health and Safety (INREST) in rolling out the Enviro-Actions model in the Saguenay port area.
“Rio Tinto always strives to protect the environment in the communities where we operate,” said Martin Lavoie, Operations Director, Wharf Facilities and Railway Services, Vaudreuil Works. “We are very pleased to be among the first to support INREST in rolling out the innovative Enviro-Actions pilot project in the Saguenay port area.”
He added, “The contribution of the partners (Rio Tinto, the Port of Saguenay, Promotion Saguenay, and the Government of Quebec) reflects the importance of this project, which will facilitate the acquisition and transfer of knowledge on air and water quality as well as on underwater noise. This preventive management system will make it possible for us to keep our shipping operations running in a way that is safe for the Saguenay ecosystem.”
In attendance at this announcement were Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport, and Andrée Laforest, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean Region.