Canadian Mining Journal

  • ENVIRONMENT: Goldcorp, Sandvik join efforts to build all-electric mine

    September 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY: Mining companies and OEM suppliers alike strive to develop responsible mining practices, with safe and cost-effective production. One major step in this quest is to reduce diesel-powered equipment underground, which has a positive impact on environment, health and safety and

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    Sustainable development goals and the mining sector

    September 1, 2016 by Michael Torrance

    Late last year, an industry agenda and mapping atlas (the “Atlas”) was released mapping the mining sector towards implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDG were developed to represent the post- 2015 global development agenda and provides the

  • FIRST NATIONS: Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs sign royalty deal for proposed undersea coal mine

    June 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEMBERTOU, N.S.—A potentially “groundbreaking” royalty deal between 11 Mi’kmaq chiefs in Nova Scotia and a coal mining giant for a proposed undersea coal mine may signal companies are more willing to share resource wealth with First Nations, an expert on

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    FIFA’s human rights obligations provides a framework for change

    June 1, 2016 by Michael Torrance and Carole Gilbert

    The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, better known as FIFA, recently engaged noted human rights expert John Ruggie to assess how the organization can apply the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) to advance its commitment

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    Avoiding duplication in sustainability disclosure

    May 1, 2016 by Michael Torrance

    Shareholders are increasingly assertive in requesting sustainability related disclosure from North American mining companies, particularly related to climate change issues. Proxy advisory services such as ISS have adopted guidelines for 2016 to “…generally vote for resolutions requesting that a company

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    Tailings disaster highlights risk management role of CSR norms

    January 1, 2016 by Michael Torrence

    There is a clear convergence of Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) expectations and legal risk for Canadian miners operating abroad. A recent example of this can be found in the recent tailings dam breach at an iron-ore mine run by Samarco

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    Contemplating binding CSR Dispute Resolution in Canada

    December 1, 2015 by Michael Torrance

    What will the election result and new government in Canada mean for corporate social responsibility (CSR)? The Harper Government’s CSR Strategy for the Extractive Sector (CSR Strategy) was adopted in 2009, adopting some but not all of the recommendations of