April 5, 2017

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 industry event boasted thousands of […]
December 20, 2016

What you need to know about the Dakota Access Pipeline

The High Cost of Losing the Social License to Operate By Benoit Froment, Director North America for IsoMetrix. The Dakota Access Pipeline is becoming the new David against Goliath story. A group of Native American tribes succeeded in protecting their water supply and some sacred burial grounds by blocking and then forcing the re-route of a huge pipeline project owned by […]
September 27, 2016

NSC 2016 – A promising Safety Congress & Expo in Anaheim

IsoMetrix will attend the world’s largest annual safety industry event; the NSC 2016 Congress & Expo from October 17 to 19 in Anaheim, CA. This year’s NSC 2016 will include more than 100 technical sessions and professional development seminars, and more than 1 000 exhibitors will showcase the latest in safety products and solutions. The event, organized by the National Safety […]
August 4, 2016

The road to social sustainability

By Benoit Froment  Social sustainability is the least understood and least defined of the different branches that make up sustainable development. Social sustainability is defined as the ability of a community to meet its present needs and the needs of future generations. It has enjoyed less attention in public dialogue than economic and environmental sustainability, perhaps because it is less […]
July 18, 2016

ISO 26000: Strengthening your commitment to social responsibility

While Standards for social sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) are based on good practice, this can inhibit better practice that goes beyond the criteria set out. There are so many standards for the wide range of different aspects of sustainability, it is unclear if another standard is likely to make a difference. ISO 26000 is a standard for social […]
July 12, 2016

6 ways mines can change stakeholder dialogue

When it comes to stakeholder dialogue and engagement, miners have traditionally found themselves between the proverbial rock and hard place.
June 28, 2016

Moving Forward with AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard

The purpose of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (SES) to establish the benchmark for good-quality engagement.
June 6, 2016

To the heart of the EH&S community

IsoMetrix recently attended the Verdantix Summit: Getting Value from EH&S information management. Verdantix is an independent analyst firm focussed on EH&S.
May 31, 2016

How Canada is leading the approach to CSR in mining

Canada’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in mining demonstrates that the extractive sector can help to build a country. Its extractive companies in the mining, oil and natural gas industries make the biggest contribution to Canadian prosperity. They are making substantial contributions to economic development in the other countries in which they operate. The Canadian extractive sector’s activity abroad results in […]