The Community of Interest Advisory Panel (COI Panel) is an independent multi-stakeholder group that monitors the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC) Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s progress and serves as an external source of knowledge and experience. This executive summary provides a brief account of the meeting held between October 1st and 3rd, 2018 in Williams Lake, British Columbia.
The objectives of the October meeting were to:
- Complete the post‐verification review process for Imperial Metals and Dominion Diamond Mines.
- Reflect on lessons learned from the Mount Polley dam failure incident in 2014 by touring the Mount Polley mine site and restoration works.
- Connect with the Mount Polley Public Liaison Committee during the Mount Polley site tour to understand key social and environmental issues that matter to the local communities.
- Review the issues tracking and materiality results and confirm key issues of focus for the Panel in 2019.