Mining Association of Canada Supports BC Flood Relief Efforts

OTTAWA, November 22, 2021 – In light of the flooding currently affecting communities across British Columbia, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has committed $50,000 to the United Way’s United for BC Flood Response Fund. This fund will help to address important immediate needs like shelter, food assistance, trauma and mental health supports. “Protecting the […]

Colombian Mining Association Establishes a Sustainable Mining Standard in the Country

Colombia (Cartagena D. T & C) – At the closing of Colombia’s National Mining Congress and having as a witness Marianick Tremblay, Ambassador of Canada in Colombia, and Ivan Duque Marquez, the President of the Republic, the Asociación Colombiana de Minería (ACM) announced the adoption of Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), a performance system developed by the […]

The Mining Association of Canada Comments on Outcome of Federal Election

OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his election victory and looks forward to working with the government to enhance responsible mining and critical minerals development in Canada. The mining industry looks forward to working together with all parties to ensure one of Canada’s most important resource sectors is […]

Mining Association of Canada Announces New Chair

MAC’s Board of Directors elect David Clarry of Hudbay as Chair OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is pleased to announce that David Clarry, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hudbay Minerals Inc., has been elected Chair of MAC for the next two-year term. David comes to his new role with extensive experience […]

Canada’s Mining Industry Commits to Climate Change Action

New Sustainable Mining Standard to place Canadian Mining Industry at the Forefront of Global Climate Efforts OTTAWA – Today, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is releasing a new Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Climate Change Protocol designed to minimize the mining sector’s carbon footprint, while enhancing climate change disclosure and strengthening the sector’s ability to […]

Leading Canadian Mining Companies Recognized for Extraordinary Environmental and Community Engagement Achievements

OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Community of Interest Advisory Panel has selected Agnico Eagle and IAMGOLD, leaders in Canada’s mining sector, to receive this year’s prestigious Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM) Excellence Awards in recognition of their innovative sustainability projects focused on community engagement and environmental stewardship. MAC and its members understand the necessity […]

2021 Budget Doubles Down on Battery Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Modest First Steps on Rare Earths Insufficient to Displace Reliance on China The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes several expanded and refined measures proposed in Budget 2021 to help position Canada for success on the “Mines to Mobility” pathway. Designed to support the establishment and growth of a domestic battery electric vehicle (BEV) supply […]

MAC Updates Tailings Management Guidance to Align with Global Standard

TSM Tailings Standard Now Meets or Exceeds the Majority of the Standard’s Requirements OTTAWA – Today, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) announced updates to its world leading guidance on responsible tailings management. The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard, first developed by MAC in 2004, is a globally recognized sustainability program that supports mining companies […]

Australian Minerals Sector Takes Accountability to New Level

Ottawa, ON – Australia’s minerals industry will introduce the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) system to improve site-level performance through regular and transparent reporting on safety, environmental and social performance, including partnerships with First Nations landholders and communities. Adopting TSM – developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and implemented worldwide among mining nations – will […]