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SUSTAINABLE MINING: Mining Association of Canada releases sixth TSM report

OTTAWA - The Mining Association of Canada has released its sixth annual Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progr...



OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has released its sixth annual Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report outlining the corporate social responsibility (CSR) achievements and goals of participating companies.

TSM is an initiative developed by MAC to improve the mining industry’s performance by finding common ground with Canadians and interested communities in order to build a better mining industry today and in the future.

Highlights from the latest progress report include:

? Addition of a health and safety protocol;
? Addition of biodiversity conservation management protocol
? Third party verification is now regularly scheduled
? Crisis management plans are in place at over 70% of the companies and facilities
? Almost three-quarters of MAC facilities report achievements in engagement with communities of interest.

The report can be read in its entirety at www.Mining.ca/www/media_lib/TSM_Documents/TSM_Publications/2010/MAC_TSM_Progress_Report.pdf