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Aggregate Performance

Indigenous and Community Relationships

Facilities reported for the first time on the revised Indigenous and Community Relationships Protocol, which includes two new indicators: one focused on effective engagement and dialogue with Indigenous communities and one on managing impacts and benefits associated with mining operations. The revised version of the protocol enhances requirements by, for example, moving criteria that were previously at Level AA to Level A. New requirements include, among others, a senior management commitment to aim to obtain the free, prior, and informed consent of directly affected Indigenous peoples at Level A, and processes for collaborative decision-making on the management of impacts and benefits at Level AA and Level AAA. Scores on the indicators of the previous Aboriginal and Community Outreach Protocol saw 90% or more of facilities reporting a Level A or higher across all indicators. With the enhanced requirements in 2022, scores dropped across all indicators. Only 75% of facilities reported a Level A or higher on new Indicator 4 (Community Impact and Benefit Management). About half of facilities achieved Level AAA on most indicators of the revised protocol, with about 40% achieving a Level AAA on the new Indicator 3 (Effective Indigenous Engagement and Dialogue).

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2024
Community of Interest Identification
83%

2022

91%

2023

Effective Community of Interest Engagement and Dialogue
81%

2022

91%

2023

Effective Indigenous Engagement and Dialogue
78%

2022

73%

2023

Community Impact and Benefit Management
71%

2022

83%

2023

Community of Interest Response Mechanism
84%

2022

93%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Crisis Management and Communications Planning

Facilities continued to perform well on the Crisis Management and Communications Planning Protocol, with a notable increase in the number of facilities reporting a Yes on Indicator 3 (Training). This protocol underwent a minor review in 2022, resulting in some modifications that will be reflected in public reporting in 2024.

Percentage of Companies and Facilities Responding “Yes” – 2006, 2022 and 2023
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2024
Crisis management and communications preparedness
53%

2006

89%

2022

91%

2023

Review
59%

2006

82%

2022

81%

2023

Training
40%

2006

83%

2022

82%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Safety and Health

In 2022, facilities began reporting on a revised version of the Safety and Health Protocol that includes new requirements related to critical controls, high consequence hazards, and mental health. Despite these enhanced requirements, scores remained very strong with around 90% of facilities reporting a Level A or higher across all indicators.

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2013, 2022 and 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024
Commitments and accountability
95%

2013

95%

2022

99%

2023

Planning and implementation
91%

2013

96%

2022

98%

2023

Training, behaviour and culture
88%

2013

95%

2022

98%

2023

Monitoring and reporting
78%

2013

90%

2022

90%

2023

Performance
94%

2013

94%

2022

96%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Child and Forced Labour

Facilities report on the Preventing Child and Forced Labour Protocol every three years during the external verification of TSM performance results. Most facilities undergoing external verification continue to meet the requirements of this protocol. However, in 2022, two facilities undergoing external verification recognized that they were lacking certain policies to demonstrate full adherence to the requirements of this protocol.

Percentage of Companies and Facilities Responding “Yes” – 2022 and 2023
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024
Forced Labour - Not Used
100%

2018

100%

2022

100%

2023

Forced Labour - Risk and Supply Chains
100%

2018

100%

2022

100%

2023

Child Labour - Proccesses for No Children under 18 Years
100%

2018

90%

2022

100%

2023

Child Labour - Proccess for No Children under 15 Years
100%

2018

90%

2022

100%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Tailings Management

Facilities reported for the second time on the revised 2019 version of the Tailings Management Protocol and its associated guides, with increases of about 10 percentage points in facilities scoring Level A or higher across all indicators.

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2006, 2022 and 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2024
Tailings management policy and commitment
46%

2006

94%

2022

94%

2023

Tailings management system
40%

2006

81%

2022

88%

2023

Assigned accountability and responsibility
60%

2006

92%

2022

91%

2023

Annual tailings management review
54%

2006

90%

2022

93%

2023

Operation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
49%

2006

85%

2022

94%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Biodiversity Conservation Management

Facilities continued to demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Biodiversity Conservation Management Protocol, with a notable improvement on Indicator 1 (Commitment, Accountability, and Communications).

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2013, 2022 and 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Jan 04, 2024
Commitment, accountability and communications
58%

2013

92%

2022

91%

2023

Conservation planning and implementation
50%

2013

79%

2022

84%

2023

Reporting
53%

2013

74%

2022

81%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Water Stewardship

Facilities reported publicly for the second time on the new Water Stewardship Protocol, with noticeable improvements in performance across indicators. Indicator 1 (Water Governance) and Indicator 2 (Operational Water Management) saw the greatest increases in facilities reporting Level A or higher.

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2022 and 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024
Water governance
79%

2021

93%

2022

94%

2023

Operational water management
77%

2021

89%

2022

91%

2023

Watershed-scale planning
82%

2021

87%

2022

93%

2023

Water reporting and performance
77%

2021

85%

2022

92%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management

Facilities’ performance varied across the three indicators of the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Protocol. There were notable improvements in performance on Indicator 1 (Management Systems) and Indicator 2 (Reporting Systems), but many facilities continued to struggle with Indicator 3 (Performance Targets); just over 60% of facilities reported a Level A or higher on that indicator. In 2023, facilities will begin public reporting on the new Climate Change Protocol, which will replace the Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Protocol. The new protocol takes a more comprehensive approach to climate change, incorporating mitigation and adaptation measures at both corporate and facility levels.

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2024, 2022 and 2023
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2024
Corporate Climate Change Management
91%

2023

Facility Climate Change Management
78%

2023

Facility Performance Targets and Reporting
71%

2023

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

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