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TSM 101: A Primer

This document describes the Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM®) initiative: what it is and how it works. It is intended to provide a detailed overview of the initiative for mining companies, verification service providers and others with an interest in learning more about TSM.

Although TSM began as an initiative of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) in 2004, it has since been adopted by nine other mining associations around the world, including the mining associations of Quebec, Finland, Argentina, Botswana, the Philippines, Spain, Brazil, Norway and Australia.

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