Press releases

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 Mining and the SDGs – a 2020 status update, a new report reveals, the sector as a whole is falling short.
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Human rights defenders: are mining companies playing their part?


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 human rights defenders
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Gender inequality runs deep in mining


In mining companies and mining-affected communities, women are most often at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts. Are companies taking adequate action on these issues? Evidence suggests not. The RMI Report 2020 shows huge gaps in how mining companies address gender equality.
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Heritage lost to mining: a collective responsibility


Last month’s destruction by Rio Tinto of a 46,000-year-old site in Australia’s Juukan Gorge is part of a wider problem within the industry. The Foundation’s RMI Report 2020 reveals that many mining companies are still not committing not to mine in World Heritage Sites and to respect other protected areas.
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Limited action on key ESG issues by mining companies in Latin America


Mining companies operating in Latin American and the Caribbean are generally failing to match their corporate ESG commitments with basic responsible actions at their mine sites.
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New research on mining companies alerts on their lack of attention to water quality


The RMI Report 2020 results on water reveal that while large-scale mining companies’ operational concerns about their water supply promote more regular reporting of water consumption levels, companies have largely neglected to publicly disclose locally relevant data on water quality.
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New research shows mining industry response to Brumadinho still weak


New research by the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) reveals that more than one year after the Brumadinho tailings disaster in Brazil that killed 270 people, the mining industry is still dragging its heels on the step-change measures required to prevent such catastrophic tailings failures in the future.
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RMI Report 2020: Press Release


Largest mining companies in danger of perceived ‘SDG-washing’ over selective reporting. Many of the world’s largest mining companies risk the perception that they are ‘SDG-washing’ through selective reporting, according to the RMI Report 2020, which was released today by the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF)
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