An Introduction to the GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement

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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.

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An Introduction to the GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement

  1. 1. An Introduction to the GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement
  2. 2. Content  Why develop a Supplement for the Sector?  What is in?  Who developed this?  And how?  What is next? GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  3. 3. Why develop a Supplement for the Sector?  Sector facing a high level of expectation from stakeholder groups with regards to transparency on its sustainability impacts  Reporting in the sector increasing year-over-year  Sector-specific themes not covered in the G3 Guidelines  Manifest interest of the sector in developing a Supplement  Potential for affecting sustainability impact by more effective reporting GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  4. 4. What is in? Sector-specific sustainability reporting guidance for the Mining & Metals sector, integrated into the GRI G3 Guidelines Consisting of sector-specific:  Introductory section  Commentary on existing G3 Guidelines content  New disclosures on management approach and performance indicators, and its associated indicator protocols GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  5. 5. What is in? And covering the aspects of sustainable development that characterize the Mining & Metals sector:  Biodiversity  Artisanal and small-  Emissions, effluents scale mining and waste  Resettlement  Indigenous rights  Closure planning  Labor  Materials stewardship  Community GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  6. 6. Who developed this? A multi-stakeholder geographically diverse GRI Working Group through a consensus-based approach  Alcoa  The Mining Certification Evaluation Project  Ambatovy Nickel and Cobalt (MCEP)  Anglo American  National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)  BHP Billiton  Newmont Mining  Centre for Human Rights and Environment  Noranda (CEDHA)  Oxfam International  European Nickel  Placer Dome  First Peoples Worldwide  Rio Tinto  First Point Minerals Corporation  Standard Life Investments  Flora and Fauna International (FFI)  Sumitomo Metal Mining  Hendersons Global Investors  Teck  International Federation of Chemical,  Umicore Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions  Vale (ICEM)  World Bank  International Union for the Conservation of  World Wild Fund (WWF) Nature (IUCN) International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) as co-convener. GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  7. 7. And how?  A first Pilot Version (2003 – 2005):  In accordance with GRI 2002 Guidelines  And a Final Version (2008 – 2010):  Review of reporting experience  Update to GRI G3 Guidelines (2006)  Include Indicator Protocols GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  8. 8. What is next?  Mining & Metals companies to use the Supplement  Reporting with the Supplement required to obtain GRI Application level A from 31 December 2011  Discuss the use of the Supplement in LinkedIn  Review of need for update in 2015 GRI Mining & Metals Sector Supplement, 2010 Copyright protected © 2000-2010 GRI
  9. 9. Thank you! For more information or to download the Supplement, please visit: www.globalreporting.org

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