Mined materials: Iron ore

Audit timeline

Stage 1: completed 15 Nov 2021

Stage 2: completed 21 Dec 2021

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 2 completed.

Certification body:  SCS Global Services (website)

Stakeholder engagement:  to provide input or participate in audits contact:

SCS Global Services
2000 Powell St. #600 Emeryville, California, USA 94608

Audit-related complaints

  • To file a complaint about the audit results (e.g., achievement level, scores, content of audit reports) contact SCS Global Services at feedback@scsglobalservices.com
  • To file a complaint about auditors or Certification Bodies (e.g., performance, competencies, potential conflicts of interest, etc.): file a complaint with IRMA.

More information

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