A new report by Responsible Mining Foundation reveals that many Toronto-listed junior and mid-tier mining companies do not properly disclose environmental, social and governance information related to their mine sites in Australia, Burkina Faso, Canada, the Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mexico, Kyrgyz Republic, and Suriname.
The study assesses mine-site-level disclosure by 12 Toronto-listed mining companies and their 31 mine sites located across 9 countries. The assessment covers 15 key environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues of strong public interest.
The study finds that while mine-site-level disclosure of ESG data is generally weak, with only three of the 31 mine sites scoring over 25%, stronger disclosure of ESG data is clearly achievable for many of them, and without much additional effort.
The study report, available in English and French, consists of:
- Assessment results for the study sample of 31 active mine sites operated by 12 Toronto-listed small to mid-tier mining companies, in a total of 9 countries;
- Additional information on the companies and mine sites, to provide context for the results;
- Details on the methodology and the assessment questionnaire.
The mine sites of the following companies were included in the study: Alamos Gold, Avesoro Resources, Centerra Gold, Endeavour Mining, Iamgold, Imperial Metals, Kirkland Lake Gold, Komet Resources, New Gold, Roxgold, Semafo and Wesdome Gold Mines.
Download the report here.