Responsible Mining Index 2018: an assessment of company policies and practices

This first index covers 30 companies measured based on 73 indicators applied at company level across various thematic areas (namely: economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing, working conditions, environmental responsibility).

One key finding is that few companies can demonstrate that they have systematically operationalised their commitments into effective actions and fewer still show they are tracking their performance on these issues. It also highlights how the scale and persistence of severe adverse impacts greatly undermine progress made by companies towards more effective management of economic, environmental, social and governance (EESG) issues. More details below.

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24 April 2018

New Responsible Mining Index highlights gaps in industry transparency and execution of policies

Author: Felicia Chan, Mining.com

Many mining companies are not actually implementing their own policies concerning key commitments towards human rights and health and safety, according to a new assessment from the Responsible Mining Index (RMI) 2018.

The Responsible Mining Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands, released its first RMI report in April 2018. The report aims to reflect the Foundation’s support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, evaluating companies that produce 25% of all mined commodities globally on economic, environmental, social, and governance (EESG) issues.

The report says companies do not always reinforce their policies around EESG issues with “systematic, effective company-wide action,” revealing that there was little to no action taken where “companies would be expected to act.” Especially around human rights, there were minimal efforts by companies in monitoring mining’s impact on children or providing fair wages that are on par with living standards.

In addition, there was a lack of transparency within companies with regards to reporting their performance to other stakeholders and mining-affected communities...

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15 April 2018

Responsible Mining Index 2018

Author: Responsible Mining Index

...RMI assesses companies from the perspective of what society can reasonably expect of large-scale mining companies, and examines the extent to which companies are addressing a range of EESG issues in a systematic manner across all their mining activities and throughout the project lifecycle.

This first Index, RMI 2018, covers 30 companies from 16 home countries, including publicly-listed, state-owned and private companies. These companies operate more than 700 sites in over 40 producing countries, and the assessment covers most mined commodities, excluding oil and gas. The Index focuses largely on company-wide behaviour, while also looking at site-level actions at 127 mine sites, in order to provide a snapshot of information disaggregated to the level of individual mining operations...

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Author: Responsible Mining Index

...[負責任採礦指數]( RMI)從社會對大型採礦企業合理預期的角度,對企業進行評估,並考察企業在所有採礦活動和整個項目週期中,系統應對與EESG相關問題的程度。

《負責任採礦指數2018》首次涵蓋了總部設在16個國家的,包括上市公司、國有和私營公司在內的30家公司。這些公司在40多個生產國經營著700餘家礦區。報告評估範圍涵蓋了除石油和天然氣之外的大多數礦產品...。該指數主要關注企業整體行為,同時也涉及127個礦區的活動,以便提供有關分散化個體採礦作業的基本信息。

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Author: Responsible Mining Index

...[负责任采矿指数](RMI)从社会对大型采矿企业合理预期的角度,对企业进行评估,并考察企业在所有采矿活动和整个项目周期中,系统应对与EESG相关问题的程度。

《负责任采矿指数2018》首次涵盖了总部设在16个国家的,包括上市公司、国有和私营公司在内的30家公司。这些公司在40多个生产国经营着700余家矿区。报告评估范围涵盖了除石油和天然气之外的大多数矿产品...。该指数主要关注企业整体行为,同时也涉及 127个矿区的活动,以便提供有关分散化个体采矿作业的基本信息。

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