Responsible Mining in Latin America and the Caribbean?

This Regional Study examines how the results of the RMI Report 2020 reflect current EESG practices by 20 large-scale mining companies operating in the region and point to priority issues requiring urgent attention if some of the worst adverse impacts of mining are to be avoided.

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Geographic and Company scope


Anglo American
AngloGold Ashanti
Antofagasta
ArcelorMittal
Barrick Gold Corp
BHP
Buenaventura
CODELCO
First Quantum Mineral
Freeport-McMoRan
Glencore
Gold Fields
Grupo México
Industrias Peñoles
MMG
Newmont
Rio Tinto
RUSAL
Teck
Vale

The results reveal a striking mismatch between corporate-level commitments and systems on the one hand and mine-site-level action on the other, on issues of primary importance to the region: Water consumption, Tailings management, Emergency preparedness.

The study presents evidence that six LAC-based companies are generally failing to show leadership on issues of particular pertinence to the region, such as Human rights defenders, Indigenous Peoples, Mine closure, Rehabilitation, and Water.

The six companies (either registered, or with operations solely, in the LAC region) include Antofagasta, Buenaventura, CODELCO, Grupo México, Industrias Peñoles and Vale.

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