TSM Performance Report
Transparent reporting of TSM performance allows the mining sector’s communities of interest to take a detailed look at the sustainability performance of specific mine sites. Each year, facilities must assess and publish their performance against the performance indicators outlined the TSM Protocols. These results are externally verified every three years, and accompanied by a letter assurance from the company’s CEO or equivalent. All of these reports and documents are published on the MAC website at the links below.
Approach to annual reporting
In 2021, facilities transitioned to a new approach for reporting TSM performance results. TSM results are now published based on performance at the time of assessment, rather than an assessment of the previous year’s performance. This means that the 2021 TSM reporting includes performance results for 2021, rather than 2020. Users of this data will therefore notice a gap in performance results for the year 2020, as companies realigned their approach.
Facilities now have the option of updating their TSM performance results at any point in the calendar year. The performance reports found at the below links clearly indicate the dates on which companies reported against each protocol. Any updates made to reports over the course of the year are archived at the bottom of the company report under ‘Historical TSM Results’.
Company Performance: This page includes links to the most recent company reporting on TSM, including performance results for each TSM indicator at each mining or metallurgical facility. Externally verified performance data is clearly indicated in each company report. All current and past letters of assurance from the CEO are available at the bottom of each company page.
Industry-Wide Performance Trends: These pages demonstrate progress across the TSM performance indicators over time and at all facilities.
- Communities and People: This page includes industry-wide performance trends for the TSM protocols related to Aboriginal and community outreach, crisis management and communications planning, safety and health, and preventing child and forced labour.
- Environment and Climate: This page includes industry-wide performance trends for the TSM protocols related to biodiversity conservation management, water stewardship, tailings management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management.
Community of Interest Advisory Panel Statement: This is the most recent statement from the Mining Association of Canada’s multi-interest advisory body, the Community of Interest Advisory Body. The panel’s annual statement offers an independent reflection on key areas of interest related to sustainable mining and progress in the past year.
Previous TSM Progress Reports
In 2019, the Mining Association of Canada transitioned to a fully online reporting system for TSM performance results. To view previous years’ results, scroll to the bottom of a company’s performance report and select ‘Historical TSM Results’.
Prior to 2019, the Mining Association of Canada published PDF versions of the TSM Progress Report. Search here to view these reports.
Making Claims about TSM Performance
TSM performance results must be reported in a manner consistent with the Mining Association of Canada’s Terms of Reference for Verifiers and membership commitment. Companies and facilities can make claims or use labels in relation to TSM performance upon completion of their first self-assessment. For more information, please review the TSM Claims and Labels Policy.