Portfolio Tag: sustainability

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Tools for the Sustainable Management of Mine Water and Tailings

Discover in this article how technology can help manage mine water and tailings while preserving the environment. On 5 August 2020, Dr. Bruno Oberle, chair of the Global Tailings Review, launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management. The Standard sets a precedent for the safe management of tailings facilities, working towards the goal of zero harm.... Read more »

Publication: GEOVIA The Sustainable Mining Network

Using Technology to Attract and Enable the Future Mining Workforce

Opposite forces are acting on the mining workforce. On one side, tens of thousands of people will retire from mining over the next decade, taking their skill, experience and in-depth knowledge with them as they leave. On the other is the race to attract new workers to the sector. Numerous factors, including a negative perception... Read more »

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2018

Chair & CEO Welcome 2018: Completing relevant New Research and Building a Strong Base Geoscience BC completed a number of relevant research projects in 2018, building a strong foundation for future research projects based on strategic objectives related to mineral, energy and water resources in British Columbia. Our 2018 annual report serves as the first... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Less is more

The retrofit at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat operation has the smelter producing more without an increased footprint In 2011, Rio Tinto announced plans to modernize the 60-year-old Kitimat Aluminum Smelter in north-central British Columbia. Four years and $ 6 billion later, construction of the new smelter was complete. The plant has been operating at full capacity... Read more »

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2015

Message from the Chair As Geoscience BC celebrates the start of its second decade, I am pleased to report the organization is very healthy, and we continue to deliver quality independent geoscience products for the benefit of all British Columbians. With the downturn in the prices of BC’s key energy and mineral commodities, the work... Read more »

Publication: Innovation

A Long Road to Gender Equity in Mining

Initiatives Promote Industry-Wide Culture Changes, But Barriers Remain When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded “Because it’s 2015” to a journalist who asked why it was important that half of his newly appointed cabinet was female, the comment made international headlines. Canada had joined the handful of countries whose leadership was representative of the population itself,... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Clear and clean

Monitor, share, innovate, reduce and repeat. This is the new water cycle for mines. Access to water is a growing global humanitarian and environmental challenge. In the latest World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, water crises ranked fifth in terms of global impact. Competing demands for water will result in food crises, large-scale involuntary migration and... Read more »

Publication: Canadian Mining and Energy

Bob Joseph on resources, respect and relationships with Aboriginal Peoples

Bob Joseph’s courses have helped governments and businesses build respectful working relationships with Aboriginal Peoples. The son of a hereditary chief, Bob Joseph is a master trainer in indigenous and aboriginal relations. Over the past 20 years, his courses have helped governments and businesses build respectful working relationships with Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and around... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

The growing pains of supply chain certification

Supply chain transparency programs need work to address challenges faced by artisanal miners, experts say German carmaker Daimler promised it would investigate its supply chain and joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative in early May in response to growing concern about child labour in Congolese cobalt mines. The company, which owns Mercedes-Benz, uses cobalt in its electric car... Read more »