Mined materials: Iron ore

Audit timeline

Audit start
19 July 2021 (Stage 1)

SCHEDULED: 9 to 12 December 2021 (Stage 2)

Audit completion

None yet

Zona Rural, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Audit details

Assessment type: Initial Audit

Assessment scope:  The assessment will include operations and facilities in the Minas-Rio mine site, which includes its open pit operation, beneficiation and mine waste facilities. 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.

Anglo American proposed in its assessment application form that the following chapters of the IRMA Standard are not relevant at the Minas-Rio site (during Stage 1, SCS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):

  • 2.2 – Free, Prior and Informed Consent
  • 3.4 – Mining 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 completed. Stage 2 scheduled.

Certification body:  SCS Global Services (website)

Stakeholder engagement: Email SCS Global Services to provide input or participate in the audit. (scourter@scsglobalservices.com)

More information

SCS’s On-site (Stage 2) Audit Announcement (English and Portuguese)