Doe Run’s Sustainability Report Highlights 150 Years of Contributing to Missouri’s Economy
30 Sep 2015
ST. LOUIS (Sept. 30, 2015) – The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) released its 2014 Sustainability Report, detailing its continued dedication to balancing its environmental, social and economic responsibilities. The report celebrates Doe Run’s 150 years of mining in Missouri, and the steps the company is taking to sustain this vital industry.
Throughout this time, the company has produced almost 17 million tons of primary lead metal and continuously worked to meet the industry’s lead demand with its southeast Missouri mining and recycling operations.
“Few companies today have thrived as long as we have,” said Jerry Pyatt, Doe Run president and CEO. “We’ve done so by continuing to find ways to serve as a closer partner to our employees, our customers and our communities. Our annual economic impact of $1 billion reaches across 52 counties in Missouri, and over the years, Doe Run has helped grow the economy in many of these areas. Sharing our annual accomplishments is one way we support the sustainability of Missouri mining and metal production well into the future.”
Doe Run’s annual sustainability report includes information that community members identify as being of greatest interest. In 2014, Doe Run conducted its most recent community survey to learn what mattered most to those living near Doe Run operations. Respondents identified jobs and the local economy, safety and environmental responsibility as areas of interest. Highlights from the online report include:
- Doe Run employed more than 1,400 people in 2014.
- Employees completed nearly 19,000 health and safety training hours.
- Total environmental spending for the year totaled $71.9 million.
Within the report, Doe Run highlights other changes and improvements to its business in 2014, including:
- Combining alloying, refining, casting and strip production, which takes place at Herculaneum, with secondary smelting and recycling operations at the Resource Recycling facility. This new Metals Division meets the lead metal production, refining and alloying needs of customers.
- Investing roughly $7 million on water treatment research and water treatment plant construction at its mines and mills.
- Continuing ongoing remediation activities, including the construction of a new fleet area at the Riverview Commerce Park river port, at the site of the Herculaneum smelter.
- Supporting Missouri businesses by spending $229 million with 980 vendors from 52 Missouri counties as part of the company’s supplier partnership program.
“Our annual sustainability report is an opportunity for us to share updates with the people who matter to our business – our communities, our employees, our customers and our suppliers,” said Pyatt. “We invite readers to share their feedback on the report with us through our online survey, so we can ensure future reports remain of interest to our stakeholders.”
Doe Run’s sixth sustainability report follows the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework – the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). As part of the GRI framework, the company reports its progress against a number of key indicators related to environmental stewardship, economic performance, labor practices and community engagement.
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit www.doerun.com and sustainability.doerun.com.