The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has developed sector-specific reporting guidance for the mining and metals sector: the Mining and Metals Sector Supplement. This new guidance is available as a free download from the GRI website www.globalreporting.org
The Mining and Metals Sector Supplement was launched in Toronto on 6 March at the Mining, People and the Environment Event of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention.
The Supplement was co-convened with the International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM), and developed by a multi-stakeholder and geographically diverse Working Group through a consensus-based approach. The Working Group members included BHP Billiton, Teck, First Peoples Worldwide, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Sector-specific issues, such as indigenous rights, resettlement, closure planning, and materials stewardship are now covered in the Supplement. The aim of developing a Supplement is to enhance sustainability reporting in the sector, by creating version of the G3 Guidelines that is specifically tailored to its needs.