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How TSM Works

The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative allows mining companies to turn high-level environmental and social commitments into action on the ground. At the same time, it provides communities with valuable information on how operations are faring in important areas, such as community outreach, tailings management and biodiversity. Participation in the TSM initiative is mandatory for all MAC members for their Canadian operations.

Watch the video, TSM in Action, to learn more about how the program works and its strengths as an industry standard.

Accompanying MAC’s Pierre Gratton in the video are Alan Young, former Executive Director of the Canadian Boreal Initiative and former long-term member of the TSM Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Panel, and Stephanie Meyer, Certified Environmental Auditor and President of Stratos Inc., which helps to administer the TSM program.

TSM Online Training Program

This online program consists of eight courses (approx. 1 hour in duration each) that will prepare participants to consistently apply the TSM protocols and complete a TSM self-assessment for their company’s facilities. The courses include:

  1. Understanding TSM*
  2. Applying the TSM Protocols**
  3. Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management**
  4. Crisis Management Planning**
  5. Indigenous and Community Relationships**
  6. Safety and Health**
  7. Biodiversity Conservation Management**
  8. Tailing Management**

*Complimentary for members and non-members seeking to understand how TSM works, including background information and an overview of key components of the program.

**Complimentary for members and available at a fee for non-members. Course intended to provide guidance to MAC member companies on the application of the TSM protocols.

Select the TSM Training button on the left-hand sidebar and follow the instructions to enroll in the courses.

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