Multi-stakeholder advisory group

The Chair and the expert panel will engage with the multi-stakeholder Advisory Group as they conduct the review, to ensure that the perspectives of a cross-section of stakeholders are solicited and represented throughout the process. The Advisory Group will engage in face-to-face meetings with the Chair and Expert Panel periodically throughout the review, provide written feedback on the draft standard and related report, and meet to discuss their feedback. The organisations represented on the Advisory Group all have broad and diverse experience of the mining sector but from a variety of different angles, and their perspectives will prove invaluable as we develop the international standard on tailings storage facilities.

Who Is Involved

Columbia Water Center

Our mission is to creatively tackle water challenges of a rapidly changing world where water and climate interact with food, energy, ecosystems and urbanisation. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels. The Columbia Water Center, in collaboration with other Earth Institute units and external partners, is leading intellectual inquiry into the assessment, understanding and resolution of the global crisis of freshwater scarcity.

Earthworks

Earthworks is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities, and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

GRID-Arendal

GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development by working with UN Environment and other partners. We communicate environmental knowledge that strengthens management capacity and motivates decision-makers to act. We transform environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity building services. Our vision is a society that understands, values and protects the environment on which it depends.

IFC

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) works with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open opportunities for all. We are the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We leverage our products and services — as well as the products and services of other institutions across the World Bank Group — to create markets that address the biggest development challenges of our time.

IndustriALL

IndustriALL Global Union represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and is a force in global solidarity taking up the fight for better working conditions and trade union rights around the world. IndustriALL challenges the power of multinational companies and negotiates with them on a global level. IndustriALL fights for another model of globalisation and a new economic and social model that puts people first, based on democracy and social justice.

International Cyanide Management Institute

The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) was established for the purpose of administering the “International Cyanide Management Code For The Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold”, and to develop and provide information on responsible cyanide management practices and other factors related to cyanide use in the gold and silver mining industries. ICMI’s primary responsibilities are to administer the International Cyanide Management Code, promote the Cyanide Code’s adoption and implementation, evaluate its implementation, manage the certification process and to make information on the safe management practices for cyanide widely available.

IUCN

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of over 10,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Klohn Crippin Berger

Formed in 1951, KCB has a long history of participating in some of the largest and most challenging engineering projects in the world; projects that have helped develop resources, reclaim landscapes, build communities and stimulate economies. In fact, our projects continue to stand the test of time and, today, we work on many sites that we helped develop decades ago. We have a strong reputation for quality work and technical experience in a range of services. Our commitment to excellence is the driving force behind everything we do and, as a result, we are the recipient of over 50 national and international awards for major projects.

Mining Association of Canada

Since 1935, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has been the national voice of the Canadian mining industry. Working alongside our members, MAC promotes the industry nationally and internationally, works with governments on policies affecting the sector and educates the public on the value mining brings to the economy and the daily life of Canadians. Association member of ICMM.

Munich Re

Our business model is based on the combination of primary insurance and reinsurance under one roof. We take on risks worldwide of every type and complexity, and our experience, financial strength, efficiency and first-class service make us the first choice for all matters relating to risk. Our client relationships are built on trust and cooperation.

Teck Resources

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with business units focused on steelmaking coal, copper, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, we own or have interests in 13 operating mines, a large metallurgical complex, and several major development projects in the Americas. We have expertise across a wide range of activities related to exploration, development, mining and minerals processing, including smelting and refining, health and safety, environmental protection, materials stewardship, recycling and research. Company member of ICMM.

UN Economic Commission for Africa

ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.

White & Case

White & Case is a global law firm that serves some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, start-up visionaries, governments, and state-owned entities. In both established and emerging markets, White & Case’s lawyers are integral, longstanding members of the community, giving clients insights into the local business environment alongside its experience in multiple jurisdictions.

World Bank

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.