Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: CSR at work

    June 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Corporate social responsibility is an on-going effort that has become part of normal business for the mineral sector. So it comes as a pleasant surprise that a mid-year update from Canada’s Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor has…

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    OMA recognizes talented high school students

    June 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Ontario Mining Association’s “So You Think You Know Mining” (SYTYKM) competition is an annual event designed to recognize the video talents of high school students across the province.

  • Feature

    The Ups-and-Downs of Codes of Conduct and Standards – Part 2

    June 1, 2011 by Jequelina Jimena

    In the first part of my column, I analysed the following international codes of conduct and standards: the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative.

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    DONATION: MAC raises $25-K for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

    May 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – To mark Gordon Peeling’s retirement after 13 years at the helm, the Mining Association of Canada held a fundraiser to benefit the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF). During his leadership, MAC developed closer ties to…

  • WATER TREATMENT: HudBay promises $2-M for plant in Snow Lake

    April 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA –  HudBay Minerals has committed $2 million to the Town of Snow Lake to assist funding the municipality’s portion of a new wastewater treatment plant. The total cost of the project is $7 million of which the municipality is…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Rio Tinto partners with Danish Institute on Human Rights

    April 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LONDON, U.K. – Rio Tinto and the Danish Institute on Human Rights (DIHR) have signed a three-year agreement to develop and promote human rights tools for international businesses. The miner says the collaboration will enhance its global…

  • Feature

    Sustainable Development: A New Tool for Planning Investment

    April 1, 2011 by Jaquelina Jimena

    In South America, the mining companies’ dominant interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the community has been in terms of charitable donations and support for good causes. In addition, there may be a considerable lag before…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Sabina, Inuit sign MOU covering Kitimeot region

    March 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver’s Sabina Gold and Silver and the Nunavut Resources Corporation (NRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding pursuant to which they agree to co-operate and work together to investigate infrastructure development…

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    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Spanish Mountain, Williams Lake band sign protocol for gold project

    March 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Spanish Mountain Gold and the Williams Lake Indian Band (WLIB) has signed a protocol agreement for the Spanish Mountain gold project near Likely. The agreement was signed on March 14, 2011.

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    Are “Corporate Social Responsibility” rankings really useful tools?

    February 1, 2011 by Jaquelina Jimena

    Some days ago, Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, announced its seventh annual Global 100 list of the most sustainable large corporations in the world.

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    CSR starts at home with support for CNIB

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Goldcorp takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously, as much so in northern Ontario as it does in foreign lands. It makes a yearly donation to CNIB to support its Ontario Medical Mobile Eye Care Unit, better known as CNIB Eye…

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    Signing of Prairie Creek mine agreement

    February 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canadian Zinc Corp and the Nahanni Butte Dene Band have just signed an Impact Benefit Agreement with respect to the development and operation of the Prairie Creek Mine, located within the traditional territory of the NBDB in the Northwest…