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MINING INDUSTRY SINCE 1935

Communities and People: Aggregate Performance

Aboriginal and Community Outreach

In 2021, facilities continued to demonstrate high levels of leadership and excellence on the Aboriginal and Community Outreach Protocol. There was a small decline in the number of facilities reporting a Level A or higher across the four indicators of this protocol, due primarily to performance from facilities that remain in the early stages of TSM implementation. 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 – 2006, 2019 and 2021
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: May 02, 2022 (92% Facilities Reporting)
Community of Interest (COI) identification
53%

2006

97%

2019

96%

2021

Effective COI engagement and dialogue
56%

2006

98%

2019

92%

2021

COI response mechanism
60%

2006

98%

2019

96%

2021

Reporting
53%

2006

95%

2019

94%

2021

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, 2019 and 2021
Last Updated: May 27, 2022 (100% Facilities Reporting)
Crisis management and communications preparedness
53%

2006

93%

2019

90%

2021

Review
59%

2006

85%

2019

81%

2021

Training
40%

2006

81%

2019

78%

2021

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, 2019 and 2021
Level A Level AA Level AAA
Last Updated: May 27, 2022 (113% Facilities Reporting)
Commitments and accountability
95%

2013

98%

2019

96%

2021

Planning and implementation
91%

2013

95%

2019

96%

2021

Training, behaviour and culture
88%

2013

94%

2019

93%

2021

Monitoring and reporting
78%

2013

92%

2019

93%

2021

Performance
94%

2013

98%

2019

90%

2021

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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