Best Practices in Sustainability Reporting in the Mining Sector

CIM Edmonton 2008
Abstract Sustainability reporting is gaining wider acceptance in the mining and minerals industry, with several industry leaders now fully engaged in the process of documenting and reporting on their triple bottom line, or sustainability, performance.

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines provide an internationally accepted framework for companies producing sustainability reports. All companies, regardless of their size and nature of their operations, can take advantage of the G3 Guidelines and can implement them in a staged approach, based on their individual requirements.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has recently published an updated (2007) Best Practices Guide to Sustainability Reporting that provides insights into the approaches taken by global companies that are active in this area.

This presentation will provide examples of best practices in the area of sustainability reporting from global leaders in the energy, transportation, manufacturing and financial sectors. Case studies will be provided that can be used by the mining and minerals industry to assist in producing sustainability reports that will provide tangible value to corporate shareholders, and greatly improve the quality of stakeholder engagement.
Keywords: Non-financial reporting, GRI Guidelines, Sustainability reporting, Global best practices, PricewaterhouseCoopers
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