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November 18, 2020

Brazilian state affected by Vale dam burst rejects $4bn offer

Switzerland-based Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) published a study in early April this year, showing that investor-led action had resulted in improved transparency regarding the state of such facilities.
November 12, 2020

Penny wise and pound foolish: Why Canadian mining companies must measure and address human rights impacts early in a project

Despite that recognition, an evidence-based independent 2020 review of the ESG performance of 38 large-scale mining companies by the Responsible Mining Foundation found that “the mining industry has yet to prove it puts ESG risk management over short-term considerations

November 11, 2020

Supporting sustainable development places focus on climate change, risks for mining

In the context of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the central role that mined commodities play in daily life, the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) says it is important to fully consider the direct and indirect impacts and externalised costs of mining activities both now, and for the future.

Engineering News
November 10, 2020

RMF urges ban on deep-sea mining until effects better understood

A moratorium on deep sea mining should be enforced until the process is fully researched and understood, the Responsible Mining Foundation said Nov. 10. During an RMF webinar hosted Nov. 11, CEO Hélène de Villiers-Piaget said that until the full ramifications of deep-sea mining are understood a "moratorium" should be enacted.

S&P Global Platts
October 30, 2020

Três letras que vieram para ficar

Vale reforçou o trabalho de diagnóstico e disseminação dos princípios de ESG. A empresa estudou a metodologia por trás dos principais provedores de informações sobre ESG: ISS, Glass Lewis, MSCI, Sustainalytics, Responsible Mining Index e DJSI."

September 28, 2020

Gold miners increasing focus on ESG, but challenges remain

A Sept. 23 joint report of the Responsible Mining Foundation and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University concluded that as a whole, the mining sector is falling short of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, a common metric related to ESG themes.

S&P Global Market Intelligence
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.

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