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Philippines miners adopt Canadian mining sustainability principles

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2017 The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) has announced that it will adopt a mining sustainability standard developed by the Mining Association of Canada, called the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative. The announcement made the Philippines the first Southeast Asian nation to adopt... 

Botswana chamber adopts Canada’s sustainable mining programme

By: Henry Lazenby     14th February 2017 The Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM) has announced that it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. This is first... 

Newmont named mining sector’s top sustainability performer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st January 2017 US gold major Newmont Mining has been singled out for leading sustainability performance and as the most improved company in the mining sector in the 2017 Sustainability Yearbook, which is published by sustainability-focused investment firm RobecoSAM. RobecoSAM manages one of the most... 

Argentina adopts Canada’s sustainable mining initiative

By: Samantha Herbst     20th October 2016 Argentina’s national mining association, Cámara Argentina de Empresarios Mineros (CAEM), has announced that it will adopt Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) to improve environmental... 

Canadian miners recognised for sustainability policies

By: Henry Lazenby     16th December 2015 The Mining Association of Canada (MCA) has recognised eight mining facilities operated by Canadian miners Agnico Eagle Mines, First Quantum Minerals, Iamgold and Teck Resources, for their outstanding performance in the association’s Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative and their... 

Deloitte identifies mining issues for 2016

3rd December 2015 A new report by advisory firm Deloitte has identified the top global issues facing the mining industry in 2016, with operational excellence and innovation topping the list. In its 'Tracking the Trends 2016' report, Deloitte also identified China’s slowing growth, stakeholder dialogue, mining... 

Intl law firm to open Johannesburg office

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th October 2015 Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is opening its first African office, in Johannesburg, to take advantage of the growing market on the continent, while delivering tailored offerings to sectors such as energy, infrastructure and mining. "Africa is a core feature of our global strategy. With... 

MAC bestows TSM award on Teck Resources’ Cardinal River ops

By: Henry Lazenby     8th October 2014 Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources’ Cardinal River Operations (CRO), in Alberta, was on Monday bestowed with a special Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Leadership Award for outstanding performance in the initiative's three focus areas – environmental stewardship, communities and people,... 

Quebec Mining Association, members commit to greater CSR accountability

By: Henry Lazenby     18th June 2014 TORONTO ( – The Quebec Mining Association (QMA) on Wednesday said its members would adopt the ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) initiative, a programme designed to improve environmental and social practices in the Canadian mining industry, over a phased-in four-year period. The... 

MAC members contribute positively to host communities

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2013 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Friday said its ninth annual ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) progress report had found a steady improvement in its member companies’ efforts to contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The 2013 report took a detailed look at MAC... 

Ensuring disruptions do not turn into crises

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2013 There are two things that link mining companies the world over – their safety record and their profit levels. Given that the manner in which a mine continues business during any form of disruption is one of the connecting factors between safety and profit, it is often surprising to see how little... 

Initiative to follow 2012 energy and GHG emissions reduction closely

27th July 2012 The governance team for the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC’s) initiative, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), has made performance improvement for energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management a top priority for 2012. 


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