Mined materials: Iron ore
Audit start date
Stage 1: 1 September 2021
Stage 2: 15 March 2022 (Note: the on-site portion previously scheduled for 29 Nov – 4 December 2021 had to be postponed due to concerns related to Covid-19).
Audit completion date
18 March 2022
Assessment type: Initial Audit
Assessment scope: The assessment will include Sishen 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 Sishen site (during Stage 1, ERM-CVS will assess the company’s rationale for why chapters are not relevant):
- 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 2 completed.
Certification body: ERM Certification and Verification Services. (website)
Stakeholder engagement: To provide input or participate in audits, contact:
ERM Certification and Verification Services Limited
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Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa, 7966
Telephone: +27 11 798 4300
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