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In depth ERM thought pieces about the Mining and Metals sector

  • The Uberization of Mining & Metals: ERM session termed a hot topic at PDAC 2017

    At the 2017 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, ERM ran a discussion panel called The Uberization of Mining and Metals . The session and its title, proposed and organized by ERM, made national headlines i...

    Mining & Metals
  • New Realities Facing the Mining and Metals Industry - Finding success in a changing world

    Learn more about current trends and how ERM helps our mining and metals clients

    Mining & Metals
  • Louise Pearce named one of the most inspirational women in mining

    Louise Pearce, Global Managing Partner for ERM’s Mining Sector , has been named as one of the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2016 . Nominated by their peers, these women are recognised for their contribution to the mining industry and...

    Mining & Metals
  • ERM Observations and Insights from PDAC 2015

    Read ERM's topline view of our observations and insights from the PDAC Convention 2015

    Canada
    Mining & Metals
  • ERM Presentation: Managing the Environmental Footprint of Mineral Exploration – Can Mining be Sustainable?

    ERM's presentation as given at the PDAC 2015 Conference Technical Session Panel: Managing the environmental footprint of mineral exploration - can mining be sustainable?

    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: United Company RUSAL

    Background Performing Environmental, Health and Safety due diligence across UC RUSAL’s metals portfolio. Our Approach United Company RUSAL ( www.rusal.com ) is the global leader in the aluminum industry, accounting for approximately 12% and 15% of...

    Russia
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Northern Peru Copper Corporation

    Background Review a resettlement process against the Equator Principles as part of Northern Peru Copper Corp’s development plan for a mine in Peru. Our Approach Northern Peru Copper Corp (NPC) is a Canadian-based mining firm with a subsidiary in...

    Peru
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Hochschild Mining PLC

    Background Conduct Environmental, Health and Safety reviews of mining operations in Peru, Mexico and Argentina for Hochschild Mining plc to identify opportunities for improvement. Our Approach Hochschild Mining plc (Hochschild) is a leading...

    Argentina
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Burrup Nitrates Pty Ltd

    Assessing the environmental, heritage, social and potential risk aspects of a proposed Technical Ammonium Nitrate Production Facility in the Burrup Peninsula of Western Australia Background Burrup Nitrates Pty Ltd (BNPL) has planned to construct a...

    Australia
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Banpu Public Company Limited

    Background Create a company-wide Contractor Management System to minimize risks across mining operations in Thailand, Indonesia, China and Laos for Banpu Public Company Limited. Our Approach Banpu Public Company Limited is a Thai-based power...

    Thailand
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Asarco

    Facilitating the cost-effective and safe decontamination, decommissioning and demolition of a former smelting and refining plant in El Paso, Texas, ready for redevelopment. Background After a 100 year history of smelting and refining in El Paso,...

    United States
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Quantifying the safety and sustainable development components of vendor due diligence to support the client’s multiple divestment processes Background Anglo American is one of the world’s largest diversified mining companies. In October 2009, the...

    South Africa
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Integrating safety and sustainable development into operational reviews to improve business performance Background Anglo American asked ERM to: help define key value driver trees for Safety and Sustainable Development (S&SD) in order to integrate...

    South Africa
    Mining & Metals
  • Case Study: Anglo American

    Background ERM was retained by Anglo American to assess permitting processes and associated financial and schedule implications for an iron ore acquisition in Brazil Our Approach With 162,000 staff and US$35.67 billion in revenue, Anglo American i...

    South Africa
    Mining & Metals
  • Making the link between process safety and sustainability

    By Malcolm Hutton Over the last two decades the Oil &Gas industry has made huge efforts to improve process safety performance. A key driver for this focus has been the large number of major accidents around the world, both onshore and offshore. ...

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    Power
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    Oil & Gas
  • ERM Insights from Mining on Top: Africa - London Summit 2014

    Read observations and insights from from Mining on Top: Africa - London Summit 2014 (832Kb PDF) 

    South Africa
    Mozambique
    Kenya
    Mining & Metals
  • The Evolution of the African Mining Vision

    As presented Monday 23rd June at the House of Commons Dining Room, Houses of Parliament, London, England Overview As part of the Mining on Top: Africa – London Summit, the All Party-Parliamentary Group on Extractive Industries and the Commonwealth...

    Mining & Metals
  • PDAC 2014: Highlights from ERM

    Read observations and insights from ERM on PDAC 2014

    Canada
    Mining & Metals
  • Highlights of the 2014 Mining Indaba

    Read ERM's Highlights of the 2014 Mining Indaba as well as a summary of ERM's special topic workshop Saving time and money through pro-active management of health, safety, community and environmental risks .

    South Africa
    Mining & Metals
  • Improving business performance and minimizing risk by embedding sustainability considerations into the transaction lifecycle

    During the course of 2012, companies across the globe invested in excess of US$2.2 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity 1 . As well as putting vast amounts of money and a company’s reputation at stake, considerable management time i...

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  • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) issues new guidelines – what will these mean for business?

    by James Margolis GRI - the story so far Since the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework, introduced its ‘G3’ guidelines for sustainability reporting in 2006...

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  • A Changing Climate for the Extractives Sector

    by Ioannis Chrysostomidis There is no doubt that managing climate change risk presents real opportunities to improve project economics by identifying and mitigating potential risks early in the project design and implementation schedule.  In the...

    Mining & Metals
  • GHG Inventories: from compliance to performance - the roadmap for corporate responses to climate change

    by Braulio Pikman It is now 15 years since climate change was included on the agendas of the largest corporations on the planet. In the beginning, it was a race to identify mitigation projects that could result in enhanced profits (carbon credits)...

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  • ERM acquires Rescan Environmental Services Ltd

    ERM, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy has acquired Rescan Environmental Services Ltd, a private, Canadian-owned, environmental consulting firm offering a wide range of services to the resource development industry. This acquisition...

    Canada
    Mining & Metals
  • ERM to co-host sustainability learning day at major mining conference

    ERM’s Mining Sector practitioners are co-hosting a Sustainability Learning Day at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Running from 6-9 February, this is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-maker...

    South Africa
    Mining & Metals
  • Remediation Portfolios: Finding Answers to the Right Questions

    How do you bring final closure to a contamination issue to protect a site’s value and ensure it can be used productively in the future? And how do you approach contamination issues as part of an acquisition deal? As the global economy shows signs ...

    Mining & Metals
  • Competing in the New Economy

    Sustainability is reshaping the competitive landscape in every industry and companies able to anticipate changes and innovate early are reaping the benefits of improved operating efficiency, new growth and a stronger license to operate. Based on...

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  • Untapped savings: Engaging staff to achieve resource efficiencies

    by Matt Haddon Re-examining cost cutting and efficiency assumptions Many businesses have driven operational improvement programs for years, often using Six Sigma and lean approaches to achieve efficiencies. Yet, substantial savings often remain...

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    Mining & Metals
    Oil & Gas

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