We recognize water as both a finite resource with high social, cultural and environmental value and an essential component of mining and mineral processing. In 2015, the MAC Board of Directors adopted a TSM Framework on Water, which describes our members’ commitments to water stewardship.
The framework includes 13 commitments that go beyond legal compliance. Through adoption of this framework, MAC members will ensure that responsible policies and practices are implemented to identify and manage water-related risks and opportunities to ensure water use and discharge decisions consider other users and ecosystem needs. They will engage collaboratively with communities of interest to understand water needs and uses, and manage potential impacts of their facilities on water resources. Adherence to the framework also includes managing water in a transparent and accountable manner, which includes publicly reporting on water-related performance.