National and global mining supply chains are in motion with critical changes in how they purchase and operate with communities. Corporate mining wants to control the chain for obvious reasons. Communities want more sustained value for their participation in mining activities. Continue reading

Among these small and mid-tier companies, sustainability reporting is the exception rather than the norm and there are rarely other established mechanisms to provide site-disaggregated ESG data.

Responsible Mining Index (RMI), has produced a an assessment of mine-site-level ESG disclosure by 12 Toronto-listed small and mid-tier mining companies and their 31 mine sites located across 9 countries. Continue reading

Ontario is Canada’s largest producer of commodities with C$9.9 billion of mineral production in 2017. The majors are focusing on extending mine-life though brownfield expansions, and the hunt is on for new world-class deposits, as Toronto-based juniors ramp-up exploration in jurisdictions across the globe.

Parallel to this, Ontario has positioned itself at the forefront of mining innovation, as suppliers, OEMs, and R&D groups are leading a technological revolution towards the digital mine.

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Mining companies are facing increasing global demands to demonstrate that sustainability considerations are taken into account in their operations and also across complete value chains. Performance pressure is coming from a variety of stakeholders and is interestingly being led at both ends of the spectrum, shareholders and customers alike, creating a perfect storm and call to action.

The global mining industry is being held accountable in all corners of their operations from exploration to closure and from the rock face to the dock, with demands of better transparency and proactive management and compliance to standards. Mining supply chains will play a major role in the changes that are occurring in the industry.

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