How can you achieve better value from sustainability assurance?

How can you achieve better value from sustainability assurance?

Guest post by Sabrina Dias and Kyle Krater. This article originally appeared on our Canadian partner, Sabrina Dias, President of Sabrina Dias Consulting (SDC)’s blog. SDC is a consulting firm specializing in bringing sustainability solutions to the extractives industry.   How can the sustainability assurance process create value for your organization? In other words, how can you […]

Better investment for junior mining

With commodity prices hitting historical lows, the pressure for junior miners to attract investors is mounting. A drop in demand, declining grades, increasing stakeholder expectations and a lack of funding compounds the problem. It is more important now than ever for junior miners to assiduously practice good governance. Junior mining companies play an important role […]

Bowtie risk visualization

By Paul de Kock, IsoMertix Founder and Director Bowtie risk visualization and Critical Control Effectiveness monitoring work hand-in-hand. Unlike traditional risk evaluation tools, the bowtie method makes the direct link between risk, controls and the management system to implement these. Risk and critical control effectiveness The Critical Control Effectiveness Monitoring (CCEM) process is based on […]

Are you drowning in the big data deluge?

By Rigby Stott, IsoMetrix Director: North America The basis for commercial enterprise is information. With big data, businesses have more information available to them than ever before. This ocean of information opens up deeper levels of insight, which leads to better decision-making. But, it can also lead to information overload. How then, do you save […]

How company-community conflict develops

Mining activity has a significant impact. Mines bring social, economic and environmental change to the regions in which they operate. When the perceived share of wealth is unbalanced or does not meet the expectations of affected communities, it often leads to company-community conflict. If expectations are not managed, the resulting conflict can be ruinous for […]

Four Reasons why PDAC 2017 was worth attending

By Benoit Froment, Director North America for IsoMetrix. Attendance at the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) 2017 Convention totalled 24 161 – a strong indication that confidence has returned to the mineral exploration and mining industry. For the second consecutive year, IsoMetrix attended the annual PDAC Convention in Toronto, Canada. The world’s largest mining […]

Changes in King IV: The impact on companies’ approach to risk

Dr. Len Konar, member of the King Committee on Corporate Governance presented the keynote address “Changes in King IV: the impact on Companies’ approach to Risk and Audit” at IsoMetrix’s King IV and its impact on Risk, Audit and Integrated Reporting Seminar on 9 February 2017 Objectives of King IV “King IV encourages transparent and […]

How Sabrina Dias of SDC prepares for the Sustainability Reporting season

Our Canadian partner, Sabrina Dias, President of Sabrina Dias Consulting (SDC) – a consulting firm specializing in bringing sustainability solutions to the extractives industry – navigates us through the often painful Sustainability Reporting process. What are the main challenges faced by your clients in producing their annual Sustainability Reports? For most sustainability practitioners, producing their […]

Stop the stoppages – Preventing Section 54

The conflict between the law’s intention and its application arises when an entire mining operation is closed for only one affected workplace or plant. Steve Simmonds, Executive Head of Business Development at IsoMetrix, explains how this issue could be resolved.