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.

The study results highlight a wide variation in disclosure levels and show that stronger ESG disclosure is within the reach of many companies.

The study set out to test and explore one of the key findings from the Responsible Mining Index (RMI) 2018 report, namely that mine-site-level data is largely missing on matters of direct interest to mining – affected communities, workers and other stakeholders.

RMI is an independent not-for-profit organisation that encourages continuous improvement in responsible mining by transparently assessing the performance of mining companies, also at the mine-site level, with a focus on leading practice and learning. The Foundation does not accept funding from the mining industry.

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