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Tailings Dams


The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI),  led by Dr Bruno Oberle, co-convened a global tailings review to establish an international standard with the ultimate goal of zero harm to people and the environment with zero tolerance for human fatality.  The result of this review and development by a multi-disciplinary Expert panel, with input from a multi-stakeholder Advisory Group, is the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management which was officially launched on 5th August 2020. Comprising six Topic areas, 15 Principles and 77 auditable Requirements, the Standard will ultimately be supported by implementation protocols that will provide detailed guidance for certification, or assurance as applicable, and for equivalence with other standards.

Click here for a link to the Global Tailings Review website where the Standard and supporting information can be found Global Tailings Review

The board of MIRA are currently reviewing the Standard and will invite the MIRA membership for consultation prior to establishing a formal response.