While most of the indicators in the RMI Report 2020 apply to company-wide policies or practices, ten very basic indicators have been applied at a mine-site level. Although not included in the company scores, these mine-site indicators help to assess the extent to which companies are consistently sharing disaggregated information and applying some basic corporate policies and systems throughout their operations.
For each company, approximately five sites were selected for assessment, and a total of 180 mine sites were covered by these mine-site indicators across a wide geographic distribution of 49 producing countries. Results for mine sites operated in Joint Venture between several companies are attributed equally to all co-venturers.
Research was conducted in multiple languages (Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish).
The issues covered by the mine-site indicators are of critical importance to responsible mining and of key interest to stakeholders such as investors, governments, communities and workers. The indicators measure some basic elements of responsible mining on the issues of:
|Local Employment||Local Procurement||Post-Closure Plans||Community Grievances||Worker Grievances|
|Air Quality||Water Quality||Water Quantity||Tailings Management||Emergency Preparedness|
Disclosing site level information is an opportunity for companies to build trust, limit risk and show respect. The very low results show the stark reality that disaggregated mine-site-level information and action on these public-interest issues are mostly lacking.
|Company||Average Mine-Site Score (%)||Company||Average Mine-Site Score (%)|
|Newcrest Mining||19.7||First Quantum Minerals||5.1|
|Rio Tinto||18.8||Exxaro Resources||5.0|
|Vedanta Resources||17.4||Industrias Peñoles||1.7|
|Barrick Gold Corp||15.3||Evraz||0.7|
|Anglo American||13.8||Navoi MMC||0.0|