The Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel (“the Panel”) met for on October 16-18, 2013 in Sudbury, Ontario. The Panel, established in 2004, monitors the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program’s progress and serves as an external source of knowledge and experience.1 Its mandate is to:
- Help MAC members and communities of interest improve the industry’s performance
- Foster dialogue between the industry and its communities of interest
- Help achieve the goals of TSM
This report presents a summary of discussions at the October 2013 Panel meeting, including decisions on the work of the Panel and recommendations to MAC. For more information on the Post-Verification Review results, please see the 2013 Post-Verification Review Report, under separate cover.