Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions

THE inaugural Responsible Mining Index 2018 has found that although most assessed companies have responsible policies or practices, very few show systematic action on a range of key issues.

Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions Miners fall short on CSR, despite good intentions

The scope of the Responsible Mining Index

The independent index, which covers 30 companies that produce 25% of all mined commodities globally, was launched by the Responsible Mining Foundation and aims to encourage continuous improvement in responsible mining an support leading practice and learning.

The 30 companies included heavyweights, such as Anglo American, Antofagasta, Barrick Gold, BHP, Codelco, Freeport-McMoran, Glencore, Rio Tinto, Vale and Vedanta Resources, among other well-known miners.

The foundation assessed and compared company policies and practices across six economic, environmental, social and governance (EESG) issues, including economic development, business conduct, lifecycle management, community wellbeing, working conditions and environmental responsibility, measuring the extent to whic...