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IsoMetrix’s GRC for Mining software solution

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 single, integrated solution for managing all disciplines within GRC, across all phases of a mine’s life cycle.

The sophisticated dashboards provide a holistic view of the health of the governance of the enterprise. At a glance, you can understand the status of top risks and critical controls, monitor leading indicators, track exceptions and understand trends.

IsoMetrix offers Integrated Risk Management. The bowtie interface allows Priority Unwanted Events to be analyzed and controls set up to prevent threats and manage consequences. Controls identified as critical are then included in the Critical Control Effectiveness Monitoring process.

The Golden Thread

The competitive advantage offered by the IsoMetrix platform lies in its unique ability to relate all Health, Safety, Environmental and Social processes to a central risk and compliance management framework.

All HSES processes are linked together using the “IsoMetrix Golden Threads”. These Golden Threads allow IsoMetrix to relate HSES processes to risk and compliance analysis and deliver continuous learning. The IsoMetrix business intelligence layer breaks down analytics by each critical process and relates it to risk and compliance using the Golden Threads. Unwanted events will trigger a review of all associated controls and risks.

IsoMetrix offers solutions across a broad range of risk domains. The loss of a mine’s social license to operate is a key risk area. Designed around IFC standards and conformance to ISO26000, the IsoMetrix social solution facilitates social sustainability. The Stakeholder Engagement modules allow you to record the results of all details of interactions with local communities, commitments made and complaints and grievances lodged.

Land access and resettlement, livelihood restoration, and socioeconomic development is managed in a structured process, and performance made visible through the dashboards and GIS interface.

Leading indicators

Tracking leading indicators and effectively managing critical controls reduces the risk of safety-related incidents. If incidents do occur, IsoMetrix offers an in-depth approach to incident management and investigation that is fully integrated: an incident across multiple disciplines need only be captured once.

Critical control effectiveness is managed through a number of interventions:

  • Actions plans can be set up to ensure the control is implemented and effective. These are tracked through to completion
  • Control self-assessments are performed on an ongoing basis
  • Specific inspections can be scheduled, tracked and actioned. And, importantly, behaviours can be checked and reinforced through Behaviour Based Safety or Visible Felt Leadership.
  • Key Performance Indicators that might impact a control need to be measured, and regular audits, and the tracking of any findings need to be carried out.

The Compliance solution ensures that all obligations, whether stemming from legislation, permits, licences or standards, are met. The risk of non-compliance can be assessed, and controls put in place to reduce this risk.

IsoMetrix integrates with a broad range of legal registers, to ensure that jurisdiction-specific legislation is available.
The Environmental sustainability solution allows mining companies to track performance against environmental objectives and targets across aspect categories such as Energy, Biodiversity, Water, Material Flows, Air Quality, Surface Area Change and Noise.

Monitoring data can be imported automatically from drones, sensors, and other IoT devices, as well as third party systems such as ERP.
IsoMetrix allows organizations to manage the identification and mitigation of any potential health hazard so that employee medical profiles can be developed that are linked to the applicable occupational risk exposure profiles.

IsoMetrix provides integrated occupational health and hygiene management, along with medical surveillance, primary healthcare, and clinic management. This ensures ongoing measurable and quantifiable preventive health measures are maintained.

Integrating with IoT

Integration with wearables allows real-time information containing any potentially harmful outcomes or trends to be identified and acted upon.
IsoMetrix offers mining companies many other modules and solutions, including Tailings Management, Permit to Work, Ethics Management, Quality, and Business Resilience.

IsoMetrix has an award-winning user interface. Menus and screens can be easily tailored to provide users with a streamlined experience based on their requirements.

Users can modify the IsoMetrix dashboards themselves, and create reusable storyboards for management report packs.
IsoMetrix data such as locations of events can be dynamically mapped to the GIS system through standard IsoMetrix integration objects. The data set is then exposed to the geospatial processing programme like Mapguide or ESRI where the attributes contained in IsoMetrix are visible to the end user.

Geospatial information and georeferenced photographs can also be included in standard IsoMetrix operational reports.
For offline data capture, IsoMetrix allows web applications to be converted into offline apps on devices running Android or IOS. Data can be added or edited offline, and then sync’d to the server, along with GPS coordinates and additional documentation such as videos and photographs.
IsoMetrix has mature solutions for the mining industry, based on best practices. We offer solution templates to get you started quickly. The hyper-agile technology underpinning IsoMetrix allows us to modify the system through a simple drag-and-drop mechanism to match the software to your exact requirements.
IsoMetrix covers all phases of the life cycle of your mining operation, from feasibility through construction, operation, closure and rehabilitation.

Trusted by leading mining companies around the world, IsoMetrix help to reduce risk, ensure compliance and safeguard your social licence to operate.

Read more about the solutions IsoMetrix provides for the mining industry.