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  • Technicians monitor autonomous mining equipment on large computer displays.

    OEMs offer solutions to mining challenges

    K. Warner, Metal Tech News|Updated Jan 2, 2024

    Alongside the industries they complement, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been tasked with staying ahead of the curve, assessing emerging market trends and technology, and developing best practices and solutions for the future. Their supportive services and specialized equipment have played an integral role in bringing mining operations into the future. Tomorrow's mines and their backers bank on three pillars – efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This primaril...

  • View over water storage tank toward the desert mining town of Superior, Ariz.

    US mining impacted by water shortages

    K. Warner, For Metal Tech News|Updated Sep 27, 2023

    Mining – especially regarding copper, lithium, and other critical minerals – is one of the most water-intensive industries, and the sector is facing increased operational risks, including community competition for supply. With rising scarcity, industrial utilization of water is typically the first to be constrained, as with the shutdown of aluminum processing in São Paulo, Brazil, during the record-setting 2014–2017 drought. Investor scrutiny of water stewardship has since...

  • Female worker stands in front of zinc billets produced at Trail Operations.

    Teck Trail refinery gets the Zinc Mark

    Shane Lasley, Mining News|Updated Jun 22, 2023

    First stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to meet high ESG criteria for Zinc Mark certification. Teck Resources Ltd.'s Trail Operations in British Columbia is the first stand-alone zinc processing site in the world to be awarded the Zinc Mark, a certification that the facility meets high environmental, social, and governance standards. Established six months ago, Zinc Mark is an extension of the Copper Mark framework established by the International Copper... Full story

  • A large truck hauling a load of rocks at a mining operation.

    Onyen ESG solution tracks mine purchasing

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 4, 2022

    To make it easier for mining companies to demonstrate the economic contributions of their operations to local communities through the purchases of goods and services, Onyen Corp. has added a local procurement mechanism to its ESG (environmental, social, and governance) reporting software. Spending on goods and services often represents the largest financial flow from a mining project to the local communities and country. In addition to being a major lever for economic and... Full story

  • Teck Resources Copper Mark UN Sustainable Development Goals responsible

    Teck commits to Copper Mark for its mines

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Teck Resources Ltd. has committed to Copper Mark, a voluntary assurance framework to promote responsible production practices and demonstrate the industry's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Initiated by the International Copper Association, the Copper Mark was founded in 2019 to act as an independent entity and is the first and only comprehensive social and environmental assurance system for copper production. Copper producers that have been...

  • Nouveau Monde Graphite ESG environmental social governance standards

    Nouveau Monde details Zero Harm strategy

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    "Battery minerals cannot power a sustainable energy revolution unless their extraction and value-added transformation are done on a 'Zero-Harm' basis." –Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. Chairman Arne Frandsen. Above and beyond a philosophy that guides environmental, social, and corporate governance goals, this statement is the foundation of Nouveau Monde's strategy to deliver carbon-neutral graphite that elevates the ESG scores of electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery m...

  • Onyen Corp. ESG standards report environmental, social and governance compliant

    Easy, affordable ESG reporting for mining

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    A dinner conversation between two highly successful women in Canadian business led to the creation of Onyen – a powerful, affordable, and easy to use ESG reporting solution designed specifically to meet the needs of junior and midsized mining and mineral exploration companies. "The Onyen platform is definitely a platform I would recommend to another junior mining company ... because of the simplicity, the cost, and the fact that we do expect that this increased disclosure w... Full story

  • Onyen Corporation Canada Laurie Clark ESG standards regulations junior mining

    Onyen honored for ESG reporting solution

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Nov 17, 2021

    Eight short months after unveiling an affordable and easy-to-use environmental, social, and corporate governance reporting solution designed to meet the needs of junior and midsized mining and mineral exploration companies, Onyen Corp. has been honored with "2021's Best ESG Reporting Solution" and "Best RegTech Startup of the Year" awards by the Canadian RegTech Association. "The entire Onyen team is honored to be recognized as 2021's Best ESG Reporting Solution and the Best... Full story