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CSR: Mining

[Results of Globe & Mail / Jantzi Research survey of mining sector. Compares social & environmental performance of the following companies, listed from highest score to lowest: Alcan, Barrick, Cameco, Teck Cominco, Inmet Mining, Kinross Gold, Goldcorp, HudBay Minerals, Fording Canadian Coal Trust, Sherritt International.] Most of [Canadian]...10 mining companies now recognize the need for a "social licence" to operate...Some, especially those operating in Canada and Australia, are partnering with local aboriginal communities to guarantee jobs and training at their op¬erations...six of [the]...companies now publish comprehensive stand-alone CSR reports...Although they're taking steps to prevent spills and ensure the safety of tailings dams, few companies have set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions or water consumption.

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