Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Category: Industry News
Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has released its most recent sustainability report, available at
https://doerun.com/sustainability/sustainability-report/ showing how the demand for the minerals it mines will play a crucial role in technologies
being developed now and in the future.
"While Doe Run’s lead is primarily used for SLI batteries – which start nearly every vehicle in the world – lead
batteries also support energy storage for renewable energy, as well as for battery charging stations, data back-up and
many other diverse applications," said Matthew Wohl, Doe Run president and CEO. "To keep up with the demand created by
increased electric vehicle adoption and a greater need for renewable energy storage, the critical minerals and metals we
mine (and recycle) here in Missouri will become more important than ever."
- Doe Run’s 13th sustainability report recaps the company’s 2021 performance on 15 key indicators in 10 categories. The
report also covers the following highlights from 2021:
- Doe Run delivered nearly 15,000 hours of employee training while continuing to follow CDC protocols so the company
safely work during the second year of the pandemic.
- In the past 10 years, Doe Run invested more than $585 million on projects to reduce environmental impact, including
$90 million dedicated to remediating former mine sites.
- Doe Run is committed to investing in the future. In 2021, more than 30 university students took part in the internship
program, and Doe Run donated $60,000 to STEM-related scholarships and mining education programs at Missouri
- Additionally, Doe Run delivered mining education kits to 18 local elementary school classrooms to teach children about
the importance of mining and minerals. Over the past 10 years, Doe Run has donated over $1.9 million to local schools
and community organizations.
- Doe Run contributes $1.2 billion in annual economic impact to Missouri, including spending more than $188 million with
665 Missouri businesses in 2021.
- Doe Run provided good paying jobs for more than 1,200 individuals in 2021. Doe Run's average employee wages are
significantly higher than average in the counties nearest our operations.
Doe Run’s sustainability report contains Standard Disclosures from the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting
framework – the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). These disclosures consist of data about environmental performance,
health and safety performance, workforce composition, and economic impact. The company invites readers to share their
views on the report and what they are most interested in by taking a brief online survey available at
About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 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 the Resource Recycling facility, one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers,
located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. 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.