A natural resources company based in St. Louis has released a sustainability report outlining how it delivers on it’s environmental, social, and economic responsibilities throughout Missouri.

Spokeswoman Tammy Stankey with the Doe Run Company says the sustainability report show progress in social, economic and environmental standards as well as providing information on energy usage and natural materials, such as lead, that is consumed.

“Many people wonder what we use lead for, and I think it’s important for people to understand that lead is a necessary metal in our everyday life,” she said. “It starts our vehicles, it provides protection for us; medical treatment, radiation, or nuclear medicine.” Stankey says it also provides emergency back-up power through the stored energy of batteries, and how water is used in processes.

“We’re making sure that we’re conforming with clean water standards and looking at advanced technologies that can be used for water,” she said. “Also looking at air and making sure that we are meeting the law requirements for clean air and also making sure that we’re providing an economic value to the state.” Stankey says the company provides a one billion dollar economic value to Missouri.

AUDIO: Mary Farucci reports. (0:55)


To view the full report, click here.