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SUSTAINABILITY: MAC releases 2012 Towards Sustainable Mining progress report

OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released its eighth annual Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Progress report. It takes a detailed look at MAC members' 2011 performance in the areas of communities and people,...


OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released its eighth annual Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Progress report. It takes a detailed look at MAC members’ 2011 performance in the areas of communities and people, environmental footprint, and energy efficiency.

The current report shows steady improvement in company results, including such highlights as:

  • Over 90% of facilities have strong engagement practices within their communities.
  • The number of facilities with a comprehensive reporting system for energy use has increased by 20% over the last year to 64%.
  • Over 80% of facilities have assigned accountability and responsibility for tailings management to the company’s CEO or COO. This demonstrates a commitment to best practices in tailings management at the highest levels of the organization.

Participation in the TSM program is mandatory for all MAC members. The progress report contains results for 20 member companies done by their employees at various facilities and five other companies whose results were externally verified.

Please visit Mining.ca/tsm to examine the results yourself.