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Communities and People: Aggregate Performance

Indigenous and Community Relationships

In 2022, facilities will report for the first time on the new Indigenous and Community Relationships Protocol, which includes two new indicators: one focused on effective engagement and dialogue with Indigenous communities and another on managing impacts and benefits associated with mining operations. A few companies chose to report on the new version of the protocol in 2021, the results of which can be found in individual company reports.

 
Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2022, 2022 and 2022
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2022 (75% Facilities Reporting)
Community of Interest Identification
87%

2022

Effective Community of Interest Engagement and Dialogue
88%

2022

Effective Indigenous Engagement and Dialogue
81%

2022

Community Impact and Benefit Management
78%

2022

Community of Interest Response Mechanism
91%

2022

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Crisis Management and Communications Planning

In 2021, facilities continued to demonstrate strong performance on the Crisis Management and Communications Planning Protocol. There were slight declines in performance across all indicators for a variety of reasons, including facilities still in early stages of TSM reporting working to improve their performance. On Indicator 3, following an actual crisis, at least three facilities failed to review implementation of the crisis management plan and identify lessons learned. This protocol will be undergoing a review in 2022 to consider whether updates to the criteria are needed.

Percentage of Companies and Facilities Responding “Yes” – 2006, 2021 and 2022
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2022 (68% Facilities Reporting)
Crisis management and communications preparedness
53%

2006

89%

2021

90%

2022

Review
59%

2006

80%

2021

85%

2022

Training
40%

2006

77%

2021

85%

2022

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Safety and Health

In 2021, facilities continued to demonstrate a high degree of performance on the Safety and Health Protocol, with minor declines in the number of facilities reporting a Level A or higher across Indicators 1 and 3. There was a more significant decline in performance on Indicator 5 due to five facilities reporting fatalities. This is, unfortunately, the highest number of facilities to be downgraded to a B due to a fatality since reporting began on the protocol in 2013. In 2022, facilities will begin reporting on a revised version of this protocol that includes new requirements related to critical controls, high consequence hazards, and mental health.

Percentage of Facilities at a Level A or Higher – 2013, 2021 and 2022
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2022 (74% Facilities Reporting)
Commitments and accountability
95%

2013

95%

2021

92%

2022

Planning and implementation
91%

2013

95%

2021

97%

2022

Training, behaviour and culture
88%

2013

92%

2021

95%

2022

Monitoring and reporting
78%

2013

92%

2021

89%

2022

Performance
94%

2013

90%

2021

91%

2022

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. The first year of reporting on this protocol was 2018. In 2018, 2019, and 2021, facilities undergoing external verification consistently met all requirements associated with the protocol.

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