April 23, 2019
Risk management consultancy firm, Satarla and global EHS, enterprise risk, compliance and sustainability software company IsoMetrix recently announced a new collaboration agreement. By integrating risk management expertise with technology, both companies are looking at a collective approach to deliver a complete risk management solution for their clients. Satarla will provide the expertise in enterprise risk management and IsoMetrix its technology […]
April 2, 2019
Independent analyst firm, Verdantix has recognized IsoMetrix as a Leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2019 Report. This report provides a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 23 most advanced digital EHS service providers. The assessment is based on the participating vendor’s digital EHS capabilities and business growth momentum, a 383-point questionnaire, interviews with independent customers and a survey of 411 EHS consultants. The vendors are then placed into […]
March 31, 2019
IsoMetrix has just released a Carbon Footprint solution designed to help organizations accurately calculate, manage and report on their carbon footprint. Designed to meet the requirements of a variety of published guidelines and protocols, it allows for the use of specific factors and formulae. The added value that the IsoMetrix system brings is that objectives and targets can be set […]
March 29, 2019
From 3 to 6 March 2019, IsoMetrix directors Benoit Froment and Cecilia Jofré attended the 25th Annual PDAC convention in Toronto Canada. PDAC is a highlight on the Canadian Mining calendar, drawing upwards of 25 000 delegates from 135 countries. The convention boasts over 1 000 exhibitors, 3 500 investors and a plethora of technical sessions and networking events that promote […]
March 28, 2019
Join fellow mining experts as they collaborate to manage risks & improve performance When it comes to managing EHS and Sustainability risks, there is a great disparity in the way mining companies are leveraging technology to drive operational performance. How can technology help save costs and drive greater efficiency? To find out, IsoMetrix engaged independent research and consulting company Verdantix […]
March 28, 2019
Intelligent Mining is about broader organizational transformation, and not just a ‘digital mine’. Mining companies need to adapt and incorporate new technological advancements in their operations to improve efficiency, make better decisions and create a safer working environment. “Over the last two years, the Deloitte team have developed an integrated management system to monitor a mine’s entire value chain from pit to port,” explains CJ Jooste, Principal Solution Specialist at IsoMetrix. “This software ecosystem is designed and based on proactively […]
March 25, 2019
Managing social risk is an art and a science. According to data from the Mining Journal World Risk Report, the greatest risk being faced by operators is securing a social license to operate, with compliance with the terms of that license, at number three on the hierarchy. They are also the two most-difficult risks to manage. “Managing social sustainability is not a nice-to-have. Social […]
March 25, 2019
About 60% of Tailings Dam failures are attributed to water. Climate change is causing extreme weather events that is only making the problem worse. It is more important than ever to ensure that your tailings dam is being managed as effectively as possible. “High rainfall or snow melt or overtopping of the dam can cause a tailings dam to fail,” says Alistair James, Non-executive Chairman […]
March 22, 2019
Únete a nosotros para una serie de sesiones gratuitas que hemos programado para ti a lo largo del 2019. Nuestra serie de tres seminarios web cubrirán los temas de la transformación cultural: Personas + tecnología = seguridad en el negocio Motivación detrás del comportamiento = resultados Herramientas poderosas para un cambio laboral y personal Serán tu oportunidad de aprender de […]
February 28, 2019
Culture trumps technology. The best Environmental, Health and Safety management system cannot function to full effect without an entrenched safety culture that makes safe working habits second nature to management and employees. A strong safety culture is driven by an organization’s leadership. What can companies do to improve behaviour to eliminate fatalities and reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency rates? On […]
February 26, 2019
The differences between Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) in a nutshell SaaS SaaS is packaged software and looks the same for every customer. Customers don’t get to control updates, or when upgrades happen. While there is some level customization, the entire stack is taken care of by a supplier. This makes the software easier […]
February 19, 2019
Without proper management, tailings facilities pose a significant risk to the natural and social environment should a catastrophic event occur, such as a collapse, contaminated water seepage or significant dust generation. According to a recent report from the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF), half of the world’s biggest mining companies do not keep track of their tailings risk management measures. The non-profit organization […]
February 19, 2019
Benoit Froment (Regional Partner and Business Director) and Cecilia Jofré (Chief Sales Officer and Director), of IsoMetrix are attending PDAC 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada from March 3 to 6 2019, as well of some of the ancillary events being hosted in Toronto at the same time. We interviewed them to find out what they are most looking forward to at this unmissable event on the global mining calendar. PDAC is a meeting of […]
February 19, 2019
We’re delighted to announce that IsoMetrix customer, Transnet Engineering, was selected as the WINNER of the 2019 GRC 20/20 Value awards in Environmental, Health & Safety Management! The awarding body, GRC 20/20 accepted 101 nominations for its awards. Its thorough selection criteria ensure that only solutions that have returned significant and measurable value to an organization are recognized. According to GRC 20/20, “value” of a Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solution is considered “based on efficiency, effectiveness and agility”. […]
February 15, 2019
You read that correctly, safety is NOT everyone’s responsibility. I do not accept the idea that my welfare depends on someone else. If something ‘good’ happens to me, as with something ‘bad’ (touch wood), I rely on my ability to get through the situation, not anyone else’s. In general, people in an organizational setting believe the complete opposite. So, one of the biggest challenges to safety management is getting employees to take responsibility for their personal safety, and to always act to reduce the risks of their operation. Year after year, Health and Safety departments try to […]
February 15, 2019
IsoMetrix has won the Qlik SA OEM Partner of the Year award for the fourth time in six years. Stephan Hagens, Senior BI Architect for IsoMetrix, received the award at the annual Qlik partner awards evening on Tuesday 5 February 2019 held in Kempton Park, South Africa. The award recognizes the OEM Partners’ growth and success with their solution and is awarded to the best overall performing OEM Partner. The criteria includes: Partner […]
February 8, 2019
By Sarah Gordon, Managing Director, Satarla It is possible to capture the essence of a risk in five minutes, using the framework to structure a more detailed analysis. A risk bowtie is a visual representation of all the key knowledge around a risk that can be viewed on a single page. This key knowledge includes the controls you have set up […]
February 7, 2019
A strong safety culture means that employees take responsibility and ownership of their safety and the safety of their fellow employees. Technology is another part of the EHS tool kit. Technological innovation has an over-arching influence on EHS departments in all industries and in all regions. Embracing technology as an enabler of safer environments is an important part of establishing […]
February 7, 2019
Innovation in business, and for the mining industry is not so much about technology as it is about improving the business. No longer does this mean simply improving the business’s bottom line? Shared value understands that business exists within in an ecosystem. Shared value, like other business disciplines is “good business”. Strategy is good business, so is marketing or inventory management. Each focuses attention on an aspect of the company’s performance, […]
February 5, 2019
On 21 February 2019, South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced that the Carbon Tax Bill will come into effect on 1 June 2019. This announcement is the culmination of nearly a decade of preparation and consultation with industry stakeholders. The Climate Neutral Group in partnership with IsoMetrix have developed a turnkey solution to help organizations manage their carbon footprint and associated tax liabilities. What […]
January 25, 2019
Governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) is something every organization does: it is part of business. Whether the organization calls it GRC, ERM, EHS, or something else…every organization has some approach to GRC. It can be completely manual, broken, and reactive or it can be optimized, aligned, and integrated. The key question is how can we improve GRC related processes […]
January 18, 2019
When implementing systems for managing sustainability, the trend is towards including Social Sustainability Management alongside Environmental Management. The two necessarily go hand in hand...
January 18, 2019
Global Management Consultancy, Foundamentality and IsoMetrix, global EHS, Risk, Compliance and Sustainability software company announce the renewal of their partnership agreement. By aligning safety culture transformation with technology, the global best of breed practices are brought together to improve business performance. The renewal formally took place in Mexico City, Mexico in December 2018, “We have had a fantastic year of collaboration. It’s clear we share the same vision and values, and we are seeing our customers […]
January 12, 2019
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) at its best is proactive. When it comes to improving EHS performance, leading indicators act as a kind of early warning system. Measuring the correct leading indicators empowers your team to be proactive, develops a better EHS culture and reduces the occurrence of incidents. Lagging indicators, on the other hand, are easy to measure, but […]
January 4, 2019
The HSE department of five years’ time is going to look very different to that of five years ago. Among the drivers of change are the fact that there is increasing scrutiny of performance from a wide range of stakeholders, greater complexity in statutory and internal...
December 12, 2018
According to a recent survey by EY, losing a license to operate now represents one of the biggest threats to mining and metals companies in 2019-2020. Sadly, this comes as no surprise to Robin Bolton, Executive Head Sustainability at IsoMetrix, “The expectations and views of indigenous communities often differ to those of corporates. Without alignment, conflict can occur and companies risk losing their social license to operate.” Robin has 17 years’ experience as an environmental […]
December 12, 2018
Nine million fatality-free hours, and counting. A lost time injury frequency rate of 0.19 per million hours worked. These are the safety statistics that bear testimony to the extraordinary achievements of the board, management and employees of Zimplats, Zimbabwe’s largest mining operation. Stanley Segula, Managing Director of Zimplats, explains the company’s approach. “Back in 2008, we realized we had a problem. That […]
December 12, 2018
The world is changing rapidly, and mining is no exception. The first panel discussion held at the Future of Mining America conference in Denver from 29 to 30 October 2018, panelists discussed the mining industry’s challenges and responsibilities in this changing landscape. The following is the first in a series of articles that delve into the insights gained at the conference. Change is inevitable Mining doesn’t […]
December 12, 2018
This month, we speak with our Canadian Director, Benoit Froment. We find out how our North American office is engaging with partners and why this is the key for our business development and for our customers’ success in this part of the world. . Tell us about those three first years in North America In just three short years, IsoMetrix has […]
December 12, 2018
Rigby Stott, IsoMetrix Director, delves into the prevalence of social risk, and how managing social risk takes organizations from profit to prosperity.
November 19, 2018
Mining companies are forced to confront a complex array of site-specific environmental, health, safety and social risks that workers face day-to-day. How can technology help save costs and drive greater efficiency in EHS and sustainability management? To find out, IsoMetrix engaged independent research and consulting company Verdantix to conduct anonymous telephone interviews with 52 EHS and sustainability executives in mining […]
November 19, 2018
A growing regulatory environment, higher business complexity and increased focus on accountability have led mining enterprises to pursue a broad range of governance, risk and compliance initiatives. In an era where risks are interdependent and critical controls are shared across the enterprise, having different software solutions to manage Governance Risk and Compliance processes is costly and inefficient. IsoMetrix offers a […]
November 16, 2018
When Absa Group Limited separated from Barclays Africa, the Resilience Strategy and Engagement Division of the bank had a choice; keep using the legacy software or find a new software solution. Jaun Harmse, Resilience Strategy and Engagement Head: Absa Group explains how choosing IsoMetrix for the Absa OneWorld Resilience initiative played a significant role in the bank winning the BCI Africa Continuity and Resilience Innovation Award. The Resilience Strategy and Engagement division in Barclays Africa is responsible for the analysis, design, implementation and validation of Resilience controls, processes and strategies. The […]
November 16, 2018
On 9 November 2018, IsoMetrix sponsored the Institute of Risk Management South Africa’s annual award ceremony to celebrate and honour excellence within the risk management sector. IsoMetrix was proud to be a finalist in the category “Risk Management System Providers”, and be represented by customers in the following categories as well: Winner – Omnia Group in the IRMSA 2018 Industry Awards in the category: “Chemicals, Oil and […]
November 14, 2018
Yes it is. And Sabrina Dias, Founder and President of SDC, will explain why. When a project team arrives, stakes ground, and begins developing a project it can be assumed that the project also comes with a model of development based on economic growth, a western idea of development, capitalism, market economies, efficiency and round-the-clock operations with shift work. But […]
November 9, 2018
We are pleased to announce that IsoMetrix has been shortlisted for The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) 2018 Industry Awards in the category: “Risk Management System Providers”, to be held on 9 November 2018. IsoMetrix Version 4 really is a thing of beauty The release of IsoMetrix V4, the latest version of IsoMetrix, incorporates industry best practice for […]
October 11, 2018
Information Technology is changing the way we mine. Advancements in technology are having a lasting impact not only on production but also safety and sustainability – allowing us to make intelligent decisions and create safer, more sustainable operations. Digital transformation demands radical change. Progress is hampered by a lack of understanding of the value of technology and internal organizational barriers. On 17 October 2018, […]
October 11, 2018
On October 12, 2018, the Kwazulu (KZN) branch of the International Association for Impact Assessment South Africa (IAIAsa) will be hosting a one-day conference in Durban, South Africa. This mini-conference gives KZN members, and others who could not attend the full IAIA18 event in May, an opportunity to hear some of the presentations and outcomes. According to the IAIA, an […]
September 11, 2018
IsoMetrix has experienced exceptional growth over the last few years, with no sign of slowing momentum. Managing growth is always a challenge, and the company owes its success to a commitment to continual improvement. The belief that in every aspect of the business things can always be done better has built strong foundations across culture, systems, processes and technology. “If any […]
September 11, 2018
At IsoMetrix, we are passionate about social stewardship. We have worked with a wide range of customers to understand the complexity of social sustainability and provide practical and sustainable risk management solutions that bring about real and lasting change. Below, we have compiled our most popular posts on social sustainability: 1. Why company-community conflict develops This in-depth article explores how company-community conflict develops and what can […]
September 11, 2018
The Technical Guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gases by Industry include four areas that will assist in ensuing that there is an effective approach to calculating your carbon emissions. These include: 1. Identifying the relevant reporting boundaries: Companies are required to only report their South African sourced emissions data for National Reporting purposes, therefore they need to […]
September 11, 2018
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 a comprehensive baseline risk assessment conducted across the site to identify ‘Priority Unwanted […]
September 10, 2018
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) will host the annual Mining Risk forum. IsoMetrix is proud to sponsor – for the third year running – the IRMSA Mining Risk forum, a closed platform for Chief Risk Officers to share their best practices and promote cross-pollination in managing the top risks in the mining industry. IRMSA provides a platform for these individuals to get together. These are the vanguard of risk management in the mining industry, according […]
July 9, 2018
This is the second in a series of articles written by Jeremy Grist from Herbert & Liebisch on Carbon Tax regulations in South Africa. Introduction The National Treasury released the first Draft of the Carbon Tax Bill, for public comment, on the 2nd of November 2015. The draft was open for comments until the 15th of November 2015. A number […]
July 9, 2018
The mine of the future is not just a digital mine. It is rather, a smarter mine model, where advancements in technology are used to support better decision making. Ben Burnand, Managing Director, The MSA Group talks about how the mining industry can use the current positive momentum around technology to support the principles of sustainability. The Mine of the […]
July 9, 2018
There is a growing emphasis on combining all necessary elements to achieve HSE excellence: the right people, process and relevant new technologies. This was especially evident at this year’s Verdantix Summit North America. IsoMetrix was a proud sponsor the Verdantix Summit in North America. Held in Houston Texas, from May 21 to 23 2018. The summit focused on “Achieving HSE […]
June 11, 2018
Our partners at Climate Neutral Group are offering three new courses on topics relevant to South Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy. Presented by Silvana Claassen of Climate Neutral Group and Adam Simcock, Chairman of Carbon Check South Africa. When? 18 June – 22 June 2018 from 08h30 to 16h00 (registration from 08h00) Where? FutureSpace, 1st Floor | 61 Katherine […]
June 8, 2018
1. Background and current legislative developments On 14 December 2017, the National Treasury released the second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment before submission to Parliament. This is subsequent to the statement made in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Speech by the Minister of Finance on 25 October 2017 and giving effect to the announcement made in the 2017 Budget […]
June 8, 2018
By its nature, junior mining, and exploration in particular, is risky business. Not only do junior miners run the risk of not finding valuable enough mineral reserves, but they also risk having their explorative efforts frustrated by ineffective social and environmental management. Exploration happens in a mine’s infancy, and future production will be impacted by the social and environmental aspects […]
May 24, 2018
Carbon Tax is a reality. As part of the Paris Agreement’s mandate to slow global warming, South Africa is now bound to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and sooner than you think. The revised Carbon Tax Bill is set to be tabled in Parliament by mid-2018. Businesses who want to get ahead of the curve are incorporating carbon emission reporting […]
May 7, 2018
The Verdantix Summit Europe was held in London from 13 to 14 March 2018. The summit was titled “Delivering Business Value with Innovative HSE Technologies. According to Verdantix, HSE leaders need to craft a new mission statement which aligns with delivering value to the business. There is a burning need to reposition the HSE function away from being a cost […]
May 4, 2018
30 years ago, most companies had heavily fragmented ERP Systems: – a General Ledger from Supplier X, – a third-party Cashbook add-on, – an internal database for stock control, – spreadsheets for sales orders and – paper-based Purchase Orders. From the chaos of these separate systems arose the order of fully integrated ERP software suites. The evolution of GRC software […]
May 4, 2018
By Sarah Gordon, Managing Director, Satarla The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) released the long-awaited updates to ISO 31000. Many experts have commented on these changes. The changes impact organisations who follow ISO 31000 for better or worse. ISO 31000 is still maturing as a standard, and the risk landscape is evolving. Let us have a look at the pros and […]
March 15, 2018
Digitization in managing Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) is gathering full momentum as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) drives health and safety professionals to seek new technology solutions to cost-effectively tackle new risks. Using innovative digital technologies has become a priority for EHS managers and executives alike. Verdantix runs an annual global survey of senior EHS professionals across the […]
March 13, 2018
This is a guest blog, written by Jeremy Gist and Silvana Claasen from Herbert & Liebisch Incorporated Registered Auditors Background to Carbon Emission Reporting The Paris Agreement was adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015 by 196 countries among which South Africa. The ultimate objective of this international treaty is to coordinate worldwide efforts aimed at keeping a global temperature […]
March 13, 2018
EHSQ software provider, IsoMetrix is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrea Turk as Global Marketing Manager. Andrea Turk brings with her 10 years of marketing experience and knowledge of the software industry. With a degree in business studies and CIM qualified, Andrea started her marketing career client side in Financial Services. On moving agency side, Andrea provided consultancy for […]
January 31, 2018
GRC 20/20, a leading research organization focused on Governance Risk and Compliance, promulgates that managing risk in today’s world requires new thinking. This thinking understands the importance and interconnectedness of risks to maintain a competitive advantage in business. Organizations need to make risk-based decisions, but in order to do this they first need a clear understanding of what these risks […]
January 15, 2018
Shared value is a management strategy employed by organizations to find business opportunities in social problems. While philanthropy and CSR focus efforts focus on “giving back” or minimizing the harm business has on society, shared value focuses on maximizing the competitive value of solving social problems – in new customers and markets, cost savings, talent retention, and more.The mining […]
December 1, 2017
A recently released report by industry analyst Verdantix titled “IsoMetrix takes on Enterprise Risk Management for Large Capital Projects and Firms” describes IsoMetrix’s successful and rapid expansion into North America, Europe, and Australia. The report is one in a series of covering prominent EHS software vendors. A Unique Heritage According to the report, IsoMetrix is “one of the few vendors […]
November 1, 2017
Mining has been the backbone of the South African economy for the past 150 years, and the mining industry is inseparable from its political history. At the Joburg Indaba held 3 to 5 October 2017, at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg, the over-arching theme was one of letting go of past injustices, creating stable regulatory environments that address present needs […]
October 30, 2017
IsoMetrix is pleased to announce that Paul de Kock, IsoMetrix Founder and Director, has been nominated as the Risk Influencer of the Year for the Institute for Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Awards 2017, to be held on 3 November 2017. Paul has been influential in promoting integrated management of Governance, Risk and Compliance in South Africa and globally. Numerous […]
October 5, 2017
There is set to be a rise in IoT in Risk Management in the near future. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next phase in the digital revolution. By 2020, it’s projected there will be anywhere from 25 to 50 billion things connected to the IoT – that’s seven connected things for every person on the planet. While IoT […]
September 28, 2017
Steve Dunbar, IoT & Advanced Analytics Business Lead (MEA HQ) – Microsoft Reducing Risk through IoT Andre Strauss, Director of Partnerships – IoT.nxt The Internet of things for Business
September 18, 2017
Better Business Through IoT The Internet of Things (IoT) is the next phase in the digital revolution. As businesses increasingly rely on technology for competitive advantage, IoT gives risk managers much more information for assessing and managing risk, right at their fingertips. Embracing IoT as an enabling technology is a commitment to the digital age. IoT can give your organization […]
September 11, 2017
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 get value out of sustainability […]
August 8, 2017
Ulula – providers of a multi-channel mobile platform for engaging stakeholders and measuring social impact – and IsoMetrix have partnered to bring large organizations, that significantly impact the communities in which they operate, the next level in meaningful stakeholder engagement, strengthening the trust and cooperation of communities. Ulula gives organizations a simple and inclusive engagement tool for project development, grievance […]
July 25, 2017
On Tuesday, 25 July 2017, IsoMetrix announced its recognition as an Innovator in the Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2017 Report. This is a marked improvement on the 2016 report in which the South Africa-based GRC software company was recognized as a Challenger. “We are delighted to be recognized as an Innovator by Verdantix,” says Paul Marketos, Marketing Director at […]
June 12, 2017
On 6 June 2017, Independent Analyst Firm, Verdantix CEO David Metcalfe, hosted a webinar that dove how the winners of the 2017 EHS Innovation Award are driving digital transformation in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) at their respective organizations and the key lessons from each. According to David, “The EHS function could become obsolete if it does not take advantage […]
June 6, 2017
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 in creating future mine supply. […]
May 26, 2017
On Wednesday 17 May 2017, IsoMetrix director Paul Marketos accepted the Verdantix EH&S Innovation Award on behalf of Transnet Engineering. The award ceremony was held as part of the Verdantix Summit in Houston, Texas. The prestigious Verdantix EH&S Innovation Awards recognize the people and organizations who are instrumental in launching successful, innovative technologies which facilitate management of HSE and deliver […]
May 20, 2017
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 yourself from drowning in the […]
May 8, 2017
On 24 May 2017, IsoMetrix, in partnership with MineRP, will host another much-anticipated breakfast seminar at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways. The seminar is specially designed for the mining industry, and will explore the topic: “See Clearly – Making operational risk in mining visible.” Operational risk in mining is complex. Increasing visibility can improve decision-making, minimize incidents and accidents and reduce the […]
April 6, 2017
IsoMetrix has grown from strength to strength in FY2017. With a growing solution suite and staff complement, the company is ready for good business in FY2018. Dennis Marketos, Managing Director, discusses the growth and future plans for the company. Q: IsoMetrix has kicked off 2017 with a bang; do you expect this trend to continue for the rest of the […]
April 5, 2017
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 the mining company concerned. Mining […]
April 5, 2017
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 […]
March 28, 2017
IsoMetrix is on the brink of releasing its much-anticipated new software upgrade, IsoMetrix Version 4 (V4). Paul Marketos, Marketing Director at IsoMetrix, explains what customers can expect from V4 and why it is worth the wait. “A huge amount of thought and R&D has gone into V4. We have re-engineered the database architecture, taking all our learnings from the past […]
March 28, 2017
The partnership brings together, in a single system, all requirements for managing business risk, legal compliance, governance, and sustainability Vancouver, B.C., Canada (PRWeb) March 28, 2017 Specialty Technical Publishers (STP) today announced a new technology partnership with IsoMetrix, providers of enterprise software for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). Like STP, IsoMetrix offers integrated solutions for environmental, social and corporate governance, […]
March 22, 2017
For the third time in five years, IsoMetrix has won the Qlik SA OEM Partner of the Year award. Rigby Stott, North American Director for IsoMetrix, received the award at the 2017 Qlik SA Summit in Sandton on 2 February 2017. Qlik SA has honored IsoMetrix with the prestigious award three times. IsoMetrix and QlikView signed their OEM agreement in 2011. […]
March 15, 2017
Strategic Alliance Integrates Solutions to Provide Instant Access to Critical Hazard Communication Information across the Organization Carlsbad, Calif. and Sydney, Australia, March XX, 2017 — 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, and IsoMetrix, a leading provider of enterprise software for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), today announced a strategic alliance […]
February 21, 2017
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 meaningful reporting for all stakeholders,” […]
February 16, 2017
From 5 to 8 March 2017, Benoit Froment, North American Director will be representing IsoMetrix at the Prospector & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada. The PDAC Convention 2017 is the premier international event for the mineral industry. The convention boasts over 900 exhibitors and 22 000 attendees from 125 countries, technical […]
February 15, 2017
From 22 to 24 February, IsoMetrix will be attending the 8th Annual Women in Mining Conference, hosted by Intelligence Transfer Centre (ITC) at Gallagher Estate, Midrand. “The empowerment of women is critical to help the mining industry deliver on its transformation objectives,” Chamber of Mines president Mike Teke is quoted as saying in Mining Review Africa, 15 September 2016. The […]
January 26, 2017
From 23 to 24 March, Intersocial, in partnership with IsoMetrix, will host their world-class Social Risk and Resettlement Training course in Houston, Texas. This course aims to provide participants with the practical tools to plan for and implement social risk and resettlement strategies on projects based on international best practice. The training will be facilitated by Eddie Smyth, director of […]
January 19, 2017
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 annual Sustainability Report is a […]
January 18, 2017
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.
January 17, 2017
On 9 February 2017, IsoMetrix will host a breakfast seminar at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways. The seminar will explore the topic: “King IV and its impact on Risk, Audit and Integrated Reporting.” What is new in King IV? What does this signal for risk and audit practitioners, and what impact will this have on integrated reporting? IsoMetrix is hosting a […]
January 10, 2017
6 tips to make your work environment safer By Paul Marketos, IsoMetrix Director and Co-Founder In the sea of worn out safety tips such as “be aware of your surroundings”, “take regular breaks” and “stay sober”, you cannot be blamed for thinking of workplace safety as a checklist of rules and regulations. Workplace safety is much more than that […]
December 20, 2016
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 […]
December 8, 2016
By Steve Simmonds, Executive Head: Business Development at IsoMetrix Quality is defined as a measure of consistent excellence brought about by a strict commitment to standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements. However, quality means different things to different people. Quality is a journey, a constant striving for better results, and […]
October 28, 2016
IsoMetrix nominated Transnet Engineering for the Institute for Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) Award in the category Industry Specific Risk Initiative: Freight & Logistics. The Institute for Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) encourages the industry to identify individuals who are doing exceptional work within the Risk Management space, as well as teams, projects or initiatives and nominate them for an […]
October 18, 2016
By Paul de Kock Best practice is a fluid concept, especially in the rapidly evolving Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) landscape. You often hear about ‘best practice’ when it comes to implementing GRC solutions. Too often, though, the idea of ‘best practice’ is driven by what suits the vendors, rather than what is in the customer’s best interests. What […]
October 18, 2016
The way business is being run is changing and integrated reporting is fast becoming part of normal business practice. Integrated reporting and integrated thinking are the next steps in our journey to sustainable business. Integrated reporting quantifies this journey meaningfully. In the face of climate change, a dwindling supply of raw materials, loss of biodiversity, poverty, and inhumane labor conditions, […]
October 17, 2016
This infographic is from Safety + Health, the official magazine of the NSC Congress & Expo. IsoMetrix is proud to be exhibiting at this year’s NSC Congress & Expo. You can visit us at Booth #3657 from 17 to 19 October 2016. For more on how a GRC system will acheive a return on investment for your organization, click here. […]
October 17, 2016
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) plays a crucial role in keeping organizations out of legal trouble. As such, GRC systems are more often than not seen as grudge purchases and something to be done at the least possible cost. This compliance-based approach, focusing on the negative consequences of not having an effective management system – fines, sanctions, even prison time […]
October 17, 2016
Integrated Reporting is fostering a culture of integrated thinking within organizations and both are driving the execution of strategies and frameworks that promote sustainability. As our understanding of what it means to create value shifts, organizations are discovering new ways to create meaningful reports on multiple capitals to thrive in an uncertain future. These are not always as clear-cut as […]
October 17, 2016
A business’s perceived value no longer resides solely in its assets. The world is changing, and our understanding of value has expanded to include multiple capitals, broadly categorized as Financial, Manufactured, Intellectual, Social, Human, and Natural. Effectively managing and reporting on these capitals is an investment in a business’s reputation and long-term sustainability. Reporting on multiple capitals is relatively new, […]
September 27, 2016
IsoMetrix welcomes new Sales Director, John Castner. IsoMetrix is proud to welcome John Castner as its newly appointed Sales Director for North America, based in Atlanta, GA. The Atlanta office joins a network of offices in Toronto, Perth, and Johannesburg. These regional offices allow IsoMetrix to provide crucial local-time-zone support to all its customers, especially in North America. “IsoMetrix continues […]
September 27, 2016
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 […]
September 23, 2016
IsoMetrix attended the inaugural IRMSA Conference Masterclass hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre, by the Institute of Risk Management South Africa and Lloyd’s London. The masterclass, themed “Resilient Organisations for today and tomorrow”, featured a number of industry leaders as keynote speakers, discussing growing global risks and their impact on business. Evolving risk landscape In his address, “Reviewing the risk landscape […]
August 15, 2016
Of necessity, organisations have a variety of specialised IT systems. There is huge value to be gained by integrating these systems, especially when it comes to Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC). We question Alfred Pawson on the essential ingredients necessary for integrating technology successfully. When data resides in multiple sources such as spreadsheets and point solutions for risk assessment, internal audit […]
August 15, 2016
In mining, there is a plethora of risks, many of which, should they eventuate as incidents, can result in injury or loss of life and equipment, and so organisations set up critical controls to prevent them. Critical control effectiveness monitoring (CCEM) is an additional, and vital layer of defence. It enforces constant vigilance of how effective your critical controls are. In an […]
August 15, 2016
On Wednesday 21 September 2016, IsoMetrix will host a breakfast seminar at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. The seminar will explore the topic: “Ensuring your social licence to operate – managing risk and compliance in the social domain.” Key speakers This seminar will feature keynote addresses from industry leaders: Lesego Rammusi – Sustainability Manager, Wesizwe Platinum Mine “The […]
August 8, 2016
Corporate governance is an evolving discipline, evident in the shifting paradigms in the codes that guide corporate governance. The King Commission has long been at the forefront of this change, and the King IV report, due to be released in November 2016, is no different. The King IV Report is a distillation of its predecessor, the King III Report. The […]
August 4, 2016
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 29, 2016
Leading mining house selects IsoMetrix South32 and IsoMetrix have entered into a contract to roll out IsoMetrix software for South32’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management. The first phase of the GRC implementation includes Events, Actions, and Risk Management, across its HSE and Enterprise Risk divisions. “Our key differentiator is our ability to quickly create solutions that provide a tailored […]
July 18, 2016
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
When it comes to stakeholder dialogue and engagement, miners have traditionally found themselves between the proverbial rock and hard place.
June 28, 2016
The purpose of the AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard (SES) to establish the benchmark for good-quality engagement.
June 23, 2016
IsoMetrix were proud finalists in the 2016 FNB Business Innovation awards. The awards, held in partnership with Endeavor, recognize innovation as a key driver of business growth and scalability, and present a unique opportunity for high-impact entrepreneurs to realise their potential.
June 9, 2016
IsoMetrix is proud to have been one of the finalists in the prestigious FNB BIA (Business Innovation Awards), announced at a gala ceremony this evening in Bryanston. The awards, held in partnership with Endeavor, recognise innovation as a key driver of business growth and scalability, and present a unique opportunity for high-impact entrepreneurs to realise their potential. “We believe that […]
June 6, 2016
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
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 […]
May 26, 2016
On Wednesday 25 May 2016, IsoMetrix hosted their quarterly Breakfast Seminar on Integrated Risk Management, featuring insightful talks from industry experts.
May 16, 2016
The global mining industry continues to face headwinds. Benoit Froment looks at 10 reasons why the Canadian mining sector will survive and thrive.
May 12, 2016
Business Continuity Management (BCM) outlines the minimum requirements needed to keep vital functions operating during an emergency or shutdown.
May 12, 2016
ISO 14001:2015 provides a competitive & financial advantage through improved efficiencies & reduced costs through compliance with legislation & regulations.
May 12, 2016
Poorly implemented processes for managing GRC expose organizations to unnecessary risk, forcing them to scramble reactively to adapt and survive.
May 11, 2016
On 25 May, IsoMetrix will host its annual Risk Seminar in Woodmead. The topic is: “Breaking Silos – Why Good Business Needs Integrated GRC.”
May 9, 2016
IsoMetrix will attend the 2016 Verdantix Summit in Chicago from 16 to 18 May 2016. The Verdantix Summit brings delegates to the heart of the EH&S community.
May 2, 2016
Pipelines are the safest and most reliable means of transporting large volumes of crude oil, natural gas and liquid petroleum products over long distances.
April 26, 2016
Benoit Froment looks at the role of GRC in the planning, design and construction of environmentally and socially sustainable Oil and Gas pipelines.
April 22, 2016
A look at how the Paris Agreement affects governance, risk and compliance and how your business can stay ahead of the inevitable regulation changes.
April 18, 2016
Canada’s pipelines form major Energy Highways. Approximately 115 000 km of pipeline transport all of Canada’s daily crude and natural gas production.
April 15, 2016
Cecilia Jofre joins IsoMetrix as Chief Sales Officer. She brings with her strong sales credentials and a passion for corporate governance & sustainability.
April 11, 2016
IsoMetrix will attend the ESRI Petroleum GIS Conference in Houston from 26 to 28 April 2016, which brings delegates to the heart of the GIS-user community.
April 5, 2016
IsoMetrix has experienced outstanding revenue growth in FY2016. Dennis Marketos, Managing Director, discusses the factors contributing to this growth.
April 4, 2016
The Devonshire Initiative is a forum for international development NGOs and mining companies to discuss emerging social agendas around community development
March 30, 2016
IsoMetrix is providing an integrated HSE management solution that includes document management for recommissioned Lerala Diamond Mine to increase control.
March 29, 2016
So, should an organization design and develop its own custom applications that address its specific business needs software – such as Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) – (Build), or should it purchase a pre-made package from an outside software firm (Buy)?
March 17, 2016
Isometrix has recently attended the PDAC convention in Toronto and learnt more on Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act which came into force on June 1st, 2015. The Act requires extractive companies, subject to Canadian law, to publish annual reports on certain payments made, to all levels of government in Canada and abroad, of $100,000 or more. Here is a […]
February 23, 2016
IsoMetrix’ and CGF Research Institute are pleased to announce the recent signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the two companies.
February 23, 2016
The guidance provided by ISO 26000 is intended to be clear and understandable – even to non-specialists – as well as objective and applicable to all types of organization, including big business and small and medium-sized enterprises, public administrations and governmental organizations.
January 26, 2016
IsoMetrix is pleased to announce a new partnership with CCPM, a Peruvian consulting company specialized in the management of social issues. CCPM advises private companies, public organizations and civil society in the development and implementation of strategies for social and environmentally responsible practices. The announcement of this recent alliance reinforces IsoMetrix commitment to boost activities in Latin America, starting in […]
January 19, 2016
IsoMetrix has been recognized as a Challenger in Verdantix’s Green Quadrant for EH&S Software as it enables customers to develop process-specific applications.
January 15, 2016
IsoMetrix will attend the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s Convention in Toronto in March 2016.
November 16, 2015
Business Process Management (BPM) and process automation is finding ever increasing deployment in Banking and financial services organisations.
November 3, 2015
Debswana, a client of Metrix Software Solutions for four years, has fine-tuned their IsoMetrix installation to fit their exact needs in a recent upgrade.
October 20, 2015
Changes introduced in the 9001:2015 revision are intended to ensure that ISO 9001 continues to adapt to the changing environments in which organisations operate, whereas the changes to ISO 14001:2015 focus on providing...
October 14, 2015
Metrix Software Solutions has recently established an office in Toronto, Canada, to serve as an entry-point for its expansion into the North American market
October 5, 2015
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest provider of telecommunications services, is the first client introduced to the new POD project implementation methodology adopted by Metrix Software Solutions.
September 21, 2015
To understand where GRC software systems are heading, it is useful to look at the complementary domain of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The bureaus that ran systems for businesses in the 70’s, provided batch-based reporting, with final numbers only...
September 17, 2015
The IsoMetrix Occupational Health & Hygiene solution, enables practitioners to make informed decisions on how to improve workplace health and productivity.
September 14, 2015
Business process automation is the automation of activities or tasks that time consuming and mundane in nature. Business process automation involves the use of technology to transform and...
March 20, 2015
Dennis Marketos is a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of Metrix Software Solutions, developers of IsoMetrix, a leading software solution for the management of Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance. It’s hard to conceive of a million years, let...
February 25, 2015
Sasria, a leading supplier of short term “extraordinary” risk insurance, is the latest client to go live with IsoMetrix. Sasria has opted to use IsoMetrix for its full combined assurance approach to risk.
February 16, 2015
Over the past 20 years, there has been considerable and rapid evolution in the discipline of sustainability management. From a barely-noticeable point on management’s radar prior to The Global Reporting Initiative...
January 26, 2015
Sustainability-minded organisations spend considerable time and resources on efforts to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and communities. However, inadequate information means that many are unable to produce auditable information...
January 21, 2015
One of Australia’s leading coal organisations has given the go-ahead to implement the IsoMetrix solution for Legal Compliance Auditing across all their operations.
December 8, 2014
A local company, SHERQ Professionals, has partnered with a South Africa based company, Metrix Software Solutions, to bring governance, risk and compliance software to local Swaziland companies as well as government.
November 19, 2014
ISO 9001, the world's leading quality management standard, is under revision, with an updated version due by the end of 2015.