April 18, 2016

Oil & Gas Pipelines: Part I – Canada’s Energy Highways

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 26, 2016

Oil and Gas Pipelines: Part 2 – Six Keys for Building Safe Pipelines

Benoit Froment looks at the role of GRC in the planning, design and construction of environmentally and socially sustainable Oil and Gas pipelines.
May 2, 2016

Oil & Gas Pipelines: Part 3 – 5 Keys for Safe Pipelines

Pipelines are the safest and most reliable means of transporting large volumes of crude oil, natural gas and liquid petroleum products over long distances.
May 12, 2016

ISO 14001:2015: Developing sustainability

ISO 14001:2015 provides a competitive & financial advantage through improved efficiencies & reduced costs through compliance with legislation & regulations.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
August 15, 2016

Critical control effectiveness monitoring

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 […]