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Catastrophic spill from mining dam threatens thousands of lives

“Vale’s Brumadinho mining waste dam failure is all the more tragic because the mining industry knows how to prevent them, yet failed to act.” — Payal Sampat, Earthworks. Photo Credit: BBC. The Independent Catholic News reports that:  Hundreds of people are missing, 37 people have been confirmed dead and more than 24,000 people have been…

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Tiffany brand launches new diamond sourcing initiative

Tiffany & Co, an IRMA founding member, to share diamond provenance with customers. Leading American jeweler Tiffany & Co. announced a new initiative Wednesday to ensure transparency in its diamond sourcing. “Tiffany & Co. will begin sharing with our customers the provenance, meaning region or countries of origin, of our newly sourced, individually registered diamonds…

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WWF Calls on Corporates to Implement Credible Mining Certification

WWF Germany recently published a report, Boom in Raw Materials: Between Profits and Losses, which offers one of the first concrete rebuttals from a major environmental group against the notion that industry actions alone are enough to move the global industrial mining sector towards greater responsibility. Overall the report says companies need to take the…

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Mine Measure self-assessment tool released

Mine sites can use the self-assessment tool to prepare for independent auditing of achievement, scheduled to begin in 2019, and also provide feedback to IRMA to improve its certification system. Read full press release here.

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New Standard for Responsible Mining Released

Multi-sector effort to certify social and environmental performance at mine sites globally. TORONTO, June 28 2018 /CNW/ – Today, the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) released the Standard for Responsible Mining, a precedent-setting global certification program for industrial-scale mine sites. With growing awareness and demand for ecologically and socially-responsible products jewelers, electronics businesses, auto makers and others have sought…

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