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IsoMetrix, a leading developer of environment, health and safety (EHS), and environmental, social and governance (ESG) software, has released a complimentary guide for mining companies seeking to better manage their tailings storage facilities.
Written in the form of a whitepaper, IsoMetrix consulted leaders in the mining industry to uncover the top five challenges faced by tailings managers, as well as recommending various solutions to them.
Used to store byproducts of mining operations, tailings dams have come under increased scrutiny recently following several failures that have caused extensive environmental damage and loss of life. A recent report by the Responsible Mining Foundation showed that many of the world’s largest mining companies are not able to demonstrate how they are effectively addressing the risks of tailings dam failure and seepage.
As a result, The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management was instituted in 2020 with the goal of achieving zero harm to people and the environment.
In turn, EHS managers at mining companies are now under increased pressure to effectively manage their tailings activities as industry regulation and enforcement begins to tighten.
As a world-leading developer of EHS and ESG software, IsoMetrix has been trusted as a partner by global mining companies for over 20 years. With current and future tailings facilities under pressure to meet the safety standards outlined in the new global standard, IsoMetrix has formulated its Tailings guide to help these companies address some of the most common challenges in this area.
Some of the topics addressed in the whitepaper include knowing the warning signs regarding tailings failures, meeting the global standard, and details on preventing failures with proper management, amongst others.
The whitepaper is targeted at tailings and EHS managers at small, mid-size, and large mining companies equally, and is written to be of use in any geographic location.
Companies within the mining industry are encouraged to secure their free copy of the guide, and to follow IsoMetrix on LinkedIn for more thought-leadership content on various aspects of EHS and ESG risk management.