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February 11, 2021

Ngororero: New project to engage communities in mining exploitation

A new project to engage communities specifically mineworkers and nearby communities has been designed for Ngororero District, thanks to the initiative from the Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights Education (MPEDH) in partnership with Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) and the Coalition of Civil Society against illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lake Region (COSOC-GL). The project aims at establishing a constructive dialogue between mining companies / cooperatives and communities.

February 10, 2021

Satellites flag deforestation from illegal gold mines in Amazon rainforest

Mining companies are increasingly under pressure from investors and other stakeholders to address the environmental and social impacts of operations. Pierre De Pasquale, head of stakeholder engagement at the Responsible Mining Foundation, said the variability across artisanal and small-scale mining operations means addressing illegal mining does not have a one-size-fits-all solution and may include roles for large-scale miners to engage with regulators, smaller mining operations and other stakeholders.

S&P Global Market Intelligence
January 26, 2021

'Permanent state of fear': 2 years after disaster, mine tailings dams a big risk

The Responsible Mining Foundation revealed in its biennial 2020 report that most mining companies could not demonstrate effective procedures to manage and report tailings dam risks. Few mine sites showed evidence of regularly informing communities about what to do in case of a tailings dam incident.

S&P Global Market Intelligence
January 22, 2021

Responsible Mining Foundation seeks ‘more ambitious’ standards for TSFs

The vast majority of large-scale mining companies are still unable to demonstrate that they review and report on how effectively they manage risks related to tailings storage facilities (TSFs), and take responsive actions as necessary, despite growing disclosure on TSFs, the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) notes in its ‘Responsible Mining Index (RMI) for 2020’.

Mining Weekly
January 22, 2021

Is the momentum of mitigating tailings risk being maintained?

Despite such disclosure, the RMI Report 2020 reveals that the vast majority of large-scale mining companies are still unable to demonstrate that they review and report on how effectively they manage TSF-related risks, and take responsive actions as necessary.
January 21, 2021

Tailings storage facilities still pose huge threat of harm, RMF says

As many as one-third of the current global portfolio of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are impaired and in need of urgent intervention, according to the Switzerland-based Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF).

Metal Bulletin

January 21, 2021

Tailings Risks: Maintaining Momentum

Two years after the tailings dam burst in Brumadinho, Brazil, the mining industry has shown its willingness to take the issue of global tailings risks seriously. But the challenges remain great, if one considers the vast numbers of abandoned sites, the profit motive driving corporate decision-making, and the way that regulators have allowed companies to walk away from their responsibilities and externalise costs to society and future generations.

January 12, 2021

Congolees kobalt geeft e-auto nare nasmaak. Terecht of niet?

In oktober vorig jaar heeft de Responsible Mining Foundation een rapport uitgebracht over de duurzaamheid van de 38 grootste mijnbouwbedrijven. Hierin werden de bedrijven onder meer beoordeeld op biodiversiteit, kinderarbeid, arbeidsomstandigheden, eerlijke beloning en bedrijfstransparantie. "De scores zijn over het algemeen erg laag, ongeacht welke grondstof wordt gewonnen en in welk land deze bedrijven actief zijn".

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