Canadian Mining Journal

  • Feature

    International CSR standards and free, prior and informed consent

    September 1, 2015 by Michael Torrance

    Free Prior and Informed Consent is a concept that is increasingly important in the context of consultation with Indigenous communities, and therefore for CSR management wherever mining operations affect Indigenous Peoples. In the CSR Strategy…

  • News

    CSR: CAAB announces certified companies for 2015

    August 24, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has announced its 2015 list of companies that are certified under its progressive aboriginal relations program.

  • News

    GOLD: Minera IRL faces delay at Ollachea

    August 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – The local Ollachea community has withdrawn it support for the Ollachea gold project owned by Minera IRL of Lima. The community president said it a letter to the company that there are concerns about IRL’s plans to reorganized its…

  • Feature

    CSR and transparency

    August 1, 2015 by Michael Torrance

    It is no surprise that corporate social responsibility (CSR) necessitates a certain degree of openness and transparency with corporate stakeholders – be they local communities, civil society, employees, shareholders or even governments….

  • Feature

    Planning for market cycles

    August 1, 2015 by Sean Jones

    In under a generation, social licence commitments have moved from a nice-to-have community relations to a regulatory necessity.

  • News

    Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws

    July 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CSR [corporate social responsibility] and anti-corruption initiatives are often approached differently both conceptually and within companies, yet they are linked. CSR considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of a…

  • News

    CSR: Oxfam measures mining, oil & gas FPIC performance

    July 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WASHINGTON, DC – A new report from international relief and development organization Oxfam finds that the number of mining companies with commitments to “free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) has almost tripled since 2012. The 2015…

  • News

    GOLD: Barrick releases 2014 corporate responsibility report

    July 20, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Barrick Gold Corp. has released its annual report on its corporate social responsibility activities around the globe.

  • News

    GOLD-COPPER: Western, Tr’ondk Hwch’in sign deal for Casino project

    July 6, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Western Copper and Gold Corp. and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH) First Nation have signed an initial co-operation agreement for the Casino gold-copper project 300 km northwest of Yellowknife. A portion of the Casino property…

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    SAFETY: CSA Group and Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada Release Ground Search and Rescue Competency Standard

    June 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – CSA Group, a leading standards development organization and a global provider of testing and certification, and Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) have released Canada’s first standard…

  • Environment: Ontario Approves Terms of Reference for Noront Resources’ Eagle’s Nest Mine

    June 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Noront Resources Ltd. (“Noront”) (TSX VENTURE: NOT) has received a Notice of Approval from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change on the Terms of Reference for its Eagle’s Nest…

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    GOLD: Maclean’s names Kinross top socially responsible mining company

    June 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. is the top mining company on Maclean’s new list of Top 50 most socially responsible companies in Canada. The list was determined by the magazine in partnership with Sustainalytics.