In June 2020, we collaborated with Earthworks, Malach Consulting, MiningWatch Canada, and CSP2 to publish a set of recommendations on responsible mine tailings management. The result, which we named ‘Safety First’, was a response to the Global Industry Standards on Tailings Management (GISTM), which we felt did not go far enough to ensure people’s safety.

Below, you can read a presentation on Safety First, which provides background information on what tailings dams are (a more in-depth explanation can be found here), the 16 guidelines we want to see adopted internationally, and a comparison of these guidelines with the GISTM.

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