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 under way.
Certification body: SCS Global Services (website)
Stakeholder engagement: Email SCS Global Services to provide input or participate in the audit. (email)