Mine the Gap: Connecting Water Risks and Disclosure in the Mining Sector [PDF]

Author: Marta Miranda and Amanda Sauer, World Resource Institute [USA], Published on: 31 August 2010

Water issues are becoming a considerable factor affecting growth and profitability of companies in many regions of the world. This paper outlines potential water-related risks facing the mining industry and highlights important gaps in water-related disclosure. The purpose is to provide information, questions, and tools to help the financial community better evaluate water-related risks facing mining companies…[Refers to Agnico-Eagle, Anglo American, AngloGoldAshanti, Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American), Antofagasta, Barrick, Basic Element, BHP Billiton, Buenaventura, Chalco, Eramet, Evraz, Freeport McMoran, Fresnillo, Goldcorp, Gold Fields, Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla Group), Implats, Jiangxi Copper, Kazakhmys, Kinross, Kumba Iron Ore, KGHM, Lihir, National Aluminum, Newmont, Newcrest, Norilsk, Polyus, Rangold Resources, Rio Tinto, Shandong Gold, Sterlite (part of Vedanta Resources), Southern Copper (part of Grupo México), Teck, Vale, Vedanta Resources, Western Mining, Xstrata, Yamana, Zijin, Zhongjin Gold]

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Related companies: Aditya Birla Group Anglo American Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American) AngloGold Ashanti Antofagasta Barrick Gold BHP Billiton Compañia de Minas Buenaventura Compañía Fresnillo ERAMET Evraz Freeport-McMoRan Gold Fields Goldcorp (now Newmont Goldcorp) Grupo México Hindalco (part of Aditya Birla Group) Impala Platinum Kazakhmys Kinross Gold Kumba Iron Ore Newcrest Newmont Goldcorp Norilsk Nickel Rio Tinto Shandong Gold Group Southern Copper (part of Grupo México) Sterlite Industries (part of Vedanta Resources) Teck Resources Vale Vedanta Resources Western Mining Xstrata (part of Glencore) Yamana Gold Zijin