At Trigon, we manage all our facilities and operations in an integrated, sustainable way. It starts by respecting the natural environment we share here on the traditional territory of the Tsimshian First Nations, and is supported by our focus on creating a safe and healthy workplace that lets us deliver high-quality service to all our customers.
These principles are supported by robust management systems that ensure consistent performance delivery, and allow our team to constantly monitor our system for potential improvements. Trigon is one of the few companies in our industry with ISO certification in all key management systems.
Green Marine Certification
Trigon maintains Green Marine Certification and has been a member of the voluntary marine industry environmental certification program for more than a decade. In 2021, Trigon achieved a perfect score of 30/30 – one of only three terminals to reach this level. Learn more about our Green Marine certification.
Trigon is proud be a Climate Smart-certified business. Climate Smart is a globally recognized program that helps us measure and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about Climate Smart.
Trigon is fortunate to operate in a place with abundant marine life and stunning natural landscapes that are rich in flora and fauna. Caring for this ecosystem is a responsibility we take seriously, and we are constantly working to reduce our impact as much as possible.
We recognize our responsibility to operate in a safe manner, protecting and respecting the natural environment, which is essential to the cultural traditions and ways of life of local Indigenous Nations.
Health & Safety
We focus on strict regulatory compliance, ongoing and prioritized performance goal setting, and continuous results monitoring. This enables us to manage and proactively reduce our risks, and to maintain a healthy and safe workforce.
Policies & Certifications
Trigon Health, Safety & Environment Policy – July 2022
Environmental Management System Certification (certified and designed to exceed the requirements of the international ISO 14001 Standard.) Last independent system compliance audit – August 23, 2021
Health and Safety Management System Certification (certified and designed to exceed the requirements of the international ISO 45001 Standard.) Last independent system compliance audit: December 30, 2020
We operate our terminal to ensure high performance and minimal environmental impact. One of our most important operational focal points is our product management process.
The coal trains we receive are loaded at the mines with flat profiles, and surface-sprayed to prevent material from escaping during transit. When trains arrive at our terminal, the loads are misted with water to contain the product during unloading, after which individual rail cars are immediately washed. Storage piles are continually dampened by dozens of automatic water sprays, which are activated through real-time weather monitoring. A large-volume mobile water truck and crew also provide additional dust control.
A closed system of drainage ditches surrounds the terminal, which directs all runoff to a settling pond. Here, any residual coal is removed before the water is re-circulated and re-used.
Product quality is an important differentiator in our increasingly competitive commodity marketplace. Our team takes great care and pride to ensure that everything leaves our facility in the same state in which it arrived. Our Quality Management System is designed and certified to exceed the requirements of the international ISO 9001 Standard.
Last independent system compliance audit: August 23, 2021