Assessment type: Initial Audit
Assessment scope: The assessment will include Kolomela operations and facilities, including an open pit mine, crusher, beneficiation (gravity separation, cyclone and drum), tailings storage facilities, and waste rock disposal areas. During the assessment the impacts and issues associated with all mining operations and the associated facilities will be reviewed, and each site will be visited.
The Sishen Iron Ore Company proposed in its assessment application form that the following chapters of the IRMA Standard are not relevant at the Kolomela site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):
- 2.4 – Resettlement
- 3.4 – Mines in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
- 3.6 – Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
- 4.7 – Cyanide Management
- 4.8 – Mercury Management
Audit status: Stage 1 under way.
Certification body: ERM Certification and Verification Services. (website)
Stakeholder engagement: Email ERM-CVS to provide input or participate in the audit. (email)