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Minesafe Electronics Inc

Minesafe Electronics, Inc. has been providing electronic and electro-mechanical sales and services to the Coal Mining Industry since 1975.

We provide systems, products, and services that improve safety and maximize productivity. Our commitment to our clients is to provide the best products, technology, and personal service.

Our clients are now representative of various industries: Coal mining and surface operations, tunneling contractors, factories, water treatment facilities, office buildings, municipal bus garages, EMS and first responders, police units, municipalities, and other hazardous sites.

We are all about value at Minesafe Electronics, Inc. Because our clients are so important to us, all our energy is focused on providing additional value to the client. For over 40 years, this added value has come in the form of manufactured safety equipment, state-of-the-art services, and (of course) friendly, customized service every step of the way.

Better Minesafe than Sorry

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MPC Global Ltd

MPC Global Ltd is an OEM Mining Equipment Parts & Components Distribution company; we divert all of our resources exclusively to the Industry in which we serve. With an operational base in the U.S. & E.U. we are able to deliver products and services to our clients directly from our OEM Suppliers Primary Global Distribution Centres. There are several focus areas in which we specialize; Heavy Earth Moving Equipment & Parts, Marine & Industrial Engines/ Generators along with Logistics and Industry Related Training Technology.

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Geosynthetic Systems

We provide friendly, down-to-earth expertise and quality geosynthetic/landscape supplies which reduce the environmental impact of construction and preserve our natural resources, while at the same time helping our clients achieve success with their projects.

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FERRIT s.r.o.

The company Ferrit is a private Czech company with worldwide presence and history dating back to 1993. Over time Ferrit has transformed from trading into a production company with an own R&D. Equipment for monorail suspended transport system has the largest share in Ferrit production and gained the company a leading position in world markets.

Comprehensive transportation solutions, transportation of material and people in all types of mining works – in coal and ore mines and underground engineering in the building of tunnels, subways or collectors.

Development and production of a complete range of mining machinery and equipment certified for use in potentially explosive areas with gas and coal dust presence
Monorail suspended transport, ground rail transport, crawler, and wheeled machinery and equipment.

Optimization of logistics and management of mining transport, turnkey projects and complete supplies of equipment in underground mines.

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GNS Global

GNS Global, LLC is a certified family-owned company with established relationships with numerous manufacturers,suppliers and commercial businesses. We lead industrial supply base to successfully provide products and services that meet and exceed the needs and expectations of our customers, our company is recognized as a brand of excellence, satisfaction and growth.

We work jointly with our suppliers and clients to consolidate a supply chain base. We work as integral international solvers of maintenance in the mining, petroleum, industrial, agricultural sectors and many others. Our regions extend throughout South and Central America, Europe, and The United States. 

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Mining Thermal Spray Coating – A&A Coatings

For over 70 years, A&A Coatings has provided thermal spray coatings and applications to a long list of satisfied customers. We have always been at the forefront of the thermal spray coating, and thermal spray application industry. We specialize in thermal spraying and application on metal, ceramic, cermet, and hardfaced coatings. We serve a wide range of industries including the military and defense, electronics, aerospace, and marine industries. We have earned our reputation of high quality results, fast turnaround time & dependable service.

In addition to providing thermal spray coating services and thermal coating application service, we also do restoration and machining. We can extend the life of critical parts or salvage mismachined parts thanks to our in house grinding, lapping, undercutting, and finishing service capabilities.

Over the years, we have also developed many proprietary coatings to solve industry specific problems. for example, we developed A706 for the printing industry, MicroCoat semi-conductor, Cerami-Pak for packaging, Wirewear for the wire drawing industry. Our proven record of innovation and cost-effective solutions are sure to meet your business or agency’s specific needs.

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Responsible Gold Mining Principles 2020

The Global Mining Supply Industry is being called to action by mine operators to help create a sustainable mining industry.

See this message by The World Gold Council who has created an industry leading set of 10 sustainability principles including Supplier Conformance, (Principle 3). All other global mining operator institutions will follow this development.

Global Mining Suppliers assists the mining supply and services industry to develop sustainable value to standards, and to message this value to operators and other stakeholders.

Join us to meet mine operator expectations and to make an impact on the value chain of the mining industry

Principle 3: We will require that our suppliers conduct their business ethically and responsibly as a condition of doing business with us.

3.1 We will adopt and publish a Supply Chain Policy and support our contractors and suppliers to operate responsibly and to standards of ethics safety, health, human rights, and social and environmental performance comparable with our own. We will conduct risk-based monitoring of compliance

What has the company done to achieve the intent of the Principles and is there documentary or other evidence to demonstrate this?

  • Develop a Supply Chain Policy and/or Supplier Code of Conduct (or equivalent) that sets out the company’s requirements of suppliers, including ethical, safety, health, human rights, social and environmental standards and expectations
  • Ensure the policy is available on the company’s website and communicated to suppliers either as an appendix included in procurement contracts or a web link to the relevant provisions in procurement contracts
  • Ensure the Supply Chain Policy is readily available for staff to see throughout the business, e.g., via internal communications and intranet, and is particularly visible to procurement teams
  • Put steps in place to ensure small, local suppliers/contractors are not inadvertently excluded from the supply chain due to unrealistic requirements aimed at larger companies. Conduct regular risk-based monitoring and internal audits to ensure current suppliers adhere to this policy and that procurement teams are using this as part of their processes
  • Establish a process for screening and on-boarding potential suppliers
  • For monitoring of existing suppliers, perform periodic risk-based supplier audits, either by the company’s internal auditors or an independent auditing firm, and set up periodic meetings with suppliers/contractors to discuss performance
  • Embed understanding of the Supply Chain Policy/Supplier Code of Conduct with local suppliers by providing periodic briefings and local language translations
  • Establish a disciplinary process in which, if a company observes its supplier not conforming to the company’s Supplier Code of Conduct or committing egregious breaches, the contract is terminated
  • Update the policy as required.

Illustrative assurance provider procedures

  • Validate the existence of the Supply Chain Policy and/or Supplier Code of Conduct and check if it is readily available for review, including on the company’s website
  • Sample procurement contracts to assess if the contracts include references to the requirement of the Supply Chain Policy and/or Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Observe where the Supply Chain Policy is displayed for staff (both on the intranet and physically) and other ways it is communicated with stakeholders
  • Enquire of head office how often the policy is reviewed and if there is evidence of this
  • During site visits, ask procurement teams if they are knowledgeable about the policy
  • Obtain an understanding of the monitoring/internal audit plan and gather evidence that the risk-based monitoring and supplier audits have taken place
  • Review whether measures have been put in place to accommodate local suppliers
  • Confirm that, where appropriate, the Supplier Code of Conduct is translated into local languages
  • Assurance providers should recognise that it may not be possible for an implementing company to deliver on the intent of this Principle in the case of its dealings with State-owned or monopoly providers of infrastructure or utility services.

3.2 We will promote access for local businesses to procurement and contracting opportunities generated by our operations and, where appropriate, provide capacity building support to help them improve their capabilities as suppliers

What has the company done to achieve the intent of the Principles and is there documentary or other evidence to demonstrate this?

  • Establish a policy or procedure aimed at providing a preference for local contracting. * Organise capacity building programmes or local supplier fairs to identify and support promising local companies
  • Ensure that a company’s intention to promote access for local businesses is communicated across relevant company site locations to relevant staff and, especially, procurement teams
  • Engage in collaborative working, where possible, with local/ regional government entities in order to help local businesses access opportunities, e.g., by career workshops
  • Track and disclose externally local contracting numbers/value
  • Develop reporting criteria to ensure consistency across sites in how they record and report on percentage spend used to empower local communities.
  • Please note that context will be important in relation to implementation of this Principle since capacity building may not be as relevant in some developed countries or in areas with a well-established mining sector and associated skills base.

Illustrative assurance provider procedures

  • Perform a process walkthrough with procurement and/or the community or sustainability teams to understand the company’s approach to promoting access for local businesses
  • Request evidence that local businesses are promoted internally as suppliers (i.e., through interviews with procurement included in the Supply Chain Policy)
  • Verify whether internal or external reporting is undertaken to report on these activities and, if so, obtain evidence to verify its accuracy
  • Ascertain whether the company makes available any loans or investment in actual or potential local supplier companies through enterprise development programmes.

3.3 We support access to legitimate markets for those artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM) who respect applicable legal and regulatory frameworks, who seek to address the environmental, health, human rights and safety challenges often associated with ASM activity, and who, in good faith, seek formalization. We will consider supporting government initiatives to reduce and eliminate the use of mercury by ASM

What has the company done to achieve the intent of the Principles and is there documentary or other evidence to demonstrate this?

  • Where relevant, develop a position on supporting access to legitimate markets for legitimate artisanal and small-scale miners where they are operating in proximity to the company’s sites
  • Contribute, where relevant, to national and international dialogue on ASM issues
  • Utilise WGC or other industry association memberships as a platform to share ideas or good practices on ASM issues
  • Support, where practical, well-founded host government and civil society initiatives aimed at improving practices in the ASM sector.

Illustrative assurance provider procedures

  • Where relevant, review the company’s approach, e.g., policies. to support market access for legitimate ASMs, such as helping them to discharge supply chain due diligence requirements or through buying-in programmes
  • Obtain evidence, where relevant, of participation in co-operative activities that support legitimate ASM activities
  • Understand the company’s efforts, where relevant, to support legitimate ASMs
  • If the company has business relationships with ASMs, seek evidence of how they may be partnering and supporting legitimate and responsibly conducted ASM activities
  • Seek evidence of due diligence undertaken into such ASM suppliers in the event of gold production being bought-in, e.g., through the implementation of relevant sections of the Conflict-Free Gold Standard.
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This Month in Mining News Aug 2019

Rajant makes its underground mining move

Drillco Mining, Miller Technology and Epiroc receive Ontario government funding

NRCan invests C$2 million in CMIC’s ongoing energy efficient comminution research

Olympic Dam’s ‘School of Rock’ to grow jobs and skills in South Australia

Nokia & Telefónica to deploy private LTE network at Las Bambas copper mine in Peru

CPC Engineering forms APP JV with leading African groups for comprehensive mining EPC/EPCM offer

Australian Vanadium teams up with Metso for test work

Murray & Roberts reports buoyant market for underground mining services

BGC Contracting gets extension at Atlas Iron’s Mt Webber

NRW gets Rio Tinto Koodaideri prestrip contract

Doppelmayr opens up vertical transport options in underground mining with RopeCon® system

Chinova goes autonomous with RCT at Osborne mine

Engecampo to distribute McLanahan’s mineral processing solutions in Brazil

thyssenkrupp Industrial ships 5,500 t iron ore materials handling system to Baffinland Iro

University of Adelaide consolidates sensor, data analytics, AI and machine learning expertise

Sandvik opens up connections following Newtrax buy

Mobilaris Onboard™ brings high accuracy positioning to underground mines

BMA trials virtual reality to prepare miners underground

RCT deploys ControlMaster at Westgold mine sites

Epiroc expanding its Surface & Exploration Drilling division factory in Örebro

SANY sees coal mining equipment demand up; increases R&D budget for projects like Smart Mine

HySA test facility evaluating potential for hydrogen fuel cells in underground mining

Rajant highlights importance of networks to support real time mine slope stability monitoring

Asiamet MoU with China Nonferrous for BKM copper mine EPCM

CSIRO launches ‘Mixed Reality’ digital twin lab in Melbourne

CNRL reports positive results from testing of oil sands In Pit Extraction Process at Horizon

Western Australia announces new guidance for minesite rehabilitation

Komatsu signs new multi year deal with DHL for importing mining parts into Australia & New Zealand

Mining services major Ausdrill changes name to Perenti to reflect growth and evolution of the business

BHP to decide on first autonomous truck deployment at Goonyella coal mine by end September

National Group’s Wolff Mining partnering with Hastings Deering on Cat autonomous drills deployment

Blockchain innovator MineHub grows its ecosystem with Amphora tech partnership

Sandvik’s fully automated & digitised DL432i leads its newly upgraded underground drill family

MICROMINE’s Australia customers get new bundle subscription offering

CDE preparing to commission phosphate wet processing plant for Centrex

RCT signs MOU with TecWise for supply of automation & control solutions to miners in Brazil

CEMI deal with Gupex to commercialise heat-exchanger tech in underground mining

RMG Copper working with Outotec sees benefits of mineralogy-led advanced simulation

Glencore Canada signs with K2Fly to use its RCubed reserve & resource governance software

Zyfra’s VIST Group on the rapid development of China’s digitalisation & AI market

nanotron partners with Meglab to improve mining productivity and safety

DARPA Subterranean Challenge sending robots to navigate & map in mine tunnels

Oyu Tolgoi opens state of the art Chandmani underground mine control centre

Transense announces iTrack TPMS tie-up with mining tyre giant Bridgestone

Redpath helping Grasberg Block Cave transition from development to full production

Monadelphous to keep Rio’s trains on track

GMG makes first interoperability steps with draft guidelines

Sandvik’s Bjorn Rosengren to take on next challenge as CEO of ABB in 2020

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance, TAFE Queensland & CQUniversity Australia announce new mine autonomy training initiative