Press releases

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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Responsible Mining Index Framework 2020 Published


The Responsible Mining Foundation publishes its new framework ahead of the release of the Responsible Mining Index Report, due in early 2020. The document sets out the core content of the RMI 2020 methodology. It provides a comprehensive reference of the major aspects of responsible mining.
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Research Insight on Women Miners


How have mining companies responded to the challenges of making the traditionally male-dominated industry safer and more suitable for women workers? The new Research Insight by the Responsible Mining Foundation based on the RMI 2018 Report takes a closer look.
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Research Insight on Tailings management


The Responsible Mining Foundation publishes new research insight on tailings management. The article highlights a key finding of the 2018 Responsible Mining Index report: the 30 large-scale companies assessed scored an average of only 22% on tracking, reviewing and acting to improve their tailings risk management.
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Mine-site Study Published


A study by the Responsible Mining Foundation reveals weak disclosure of environmental, social and governance information by Toronto-listed small and mid-tier companies with mine sites in Australia, Burkina Faso, Canada, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Kyrgyz Republic, and Suriname.
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RMI 2018 launch


The Responsible Mining Foundation launched the Responsible Mining Index Report 2018, which aims to encourage continuous improvement in responsible mining and support leading practice and learning.
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