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September 23, 2020

Miners taking “limited action” to reach sustainability goals, says RMF

The Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) has updated its reporting on the commitments of the world’s mining companies to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, concluding that many of the world’s leading miners are engaging in only “limited action” to reach these targets over the next decade.

Mining Technology
September 23, 2020

Mining & Social Development Goals: huge potential, limited action, says report

The Responsible Mining Foundation said that there had been "multiple and striking mismatches between companies’ rhetoric and action". The report found, for example, that SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) are two of the goals that many firms claim to be prioritising, yet accounted for some of the weakest levels of action.

Industry Europe
September 23, 2020

Mining industry's commitment to SDGs mostly rhetoric

In a recent research article the Responsible Mining Foundation highlighted the striking contrast between companies' materiality analyses and their actions on these SDGs.
September 22, 2020

New Responsible Mining Foundation report: Mining and the SDGs - huge potential, limited action

Just 10 years are left to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and as one of the few sectors with links to all 17, the mining industry has a significant role to play in contributing to their achievement. But as the new report "Mining and the SDGs – a 2020 status update" published by the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment reveals, the sector as a whole is falling short.


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Markets Insider- Business Insider
September 9, 2020

V Foro Regional de La Naciones Unidades (ONU) sobre las Empresas y Derechos Humanos para América Latina y El Caribe

"Saber y mostrar" - Transparencia empresarial en materia de derechos humanos en ALC. Sesión organizada por el Centro Vincular (PUCV) de Chile. Con: Jvan Gaffuri (S&P Global), Ingrid Koch (PUCV), Pierre de Pasquale (RMF), Laura Espinach (GRI), Carolina Hoyl (PUCV).

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August 7, 2020

Gestion des résidus miniers : L’ONU instaure de nouvelles normes

Élaborées par le Programme des Nations unies pour l’environnement (PNUE), ces normes s’appliquent aux installations existantes et futures en intégrant les considérations sociales, environnementales, économiques et techniques locales. Ce qui ne semble pas être le cas jusqu’à présent, comme en témoigne le rapport 2020 de Responsible Mining Foundation, un organisme de recherche pour l’amélioration des pratiques du secteur minier.

Le Matin
August 5, 2020

Global standard on waste dams released in response to multiple mining disasters

Still, an April report from the Responsible Mining Foundation deemed the industry's response on tailings dams weak, noting for example that few mine sites could show evidence that they informed local communities about what to do in the event of a tailings dam emergency.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Coal Zoom
July 22, 2020

New report by Responsible Mining Foundation calls on mining companies to show commitment to human rights defenders protection

The latest RMI Report 2020 reveals that most companies fail to demonstrate even a commitment to respect the internationally accepted rights and protections accorded to defenders. Defenders play a vitally important role in standing up against human rights abuses that can be associated with the presence of mining operations...

Business & Human Rights Resource Center