Joburg Indaba: Taking mining from the past into the future

Mining as the backbone of the economy at the Joburg Indaba

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 […]

How IsoMetrix takes on ERM for large capital projects and firms

Hard hats on a wall

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 […]

The business of social sustainability

social sustainability

Social sustainability plays a central role in driving long-term growth for organizations. More and more organizations are adapting to the requirements of integrated reporting. Progressive directors understand the importance of creating sustainable value over time for all stakeholders and the critical yet sensitive role that effective stakeholder management plays in achieving the coveted Triple Bottom […]

Why IoT is the future of integrated risk management

IoT in Risk Management

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]