Overview of CIM’s Draft Guidance for Environmental and Social Disclosure under NI-43-101 Reporting


Karola Toth, SNC-Lavalin

The Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS) of the CIM undertook the development of a draft guidance document for Environmental and Social Disclosure of mining projects under National Instrument (NI-43-101), following a report by the Ontario Securities Commission which indicated significant disclosure deficiencies in this area. This session will feature presentation form the working group and will discuss the key areas that have been highlighted in discussions as needing improvement and will provide a suggested framework for future disclosure documents. An overview of key elements of environmental and social aspects of a mining project will be reviewed during the different phases of the project. This will be followed by a more detailed discussion of disclosure need around environmental studies and management, permitting and approval requirements, social and community aspects, and closure planning. This session will kick-off the consultation process that ESRS is planning to undertake on the draft guidelines for disclosure. Speakers will include: Derek Riehm - Lundin Mining Jenifer Hill - JLH Environmental David Brown - Golder Associates Alistair Kent - Merit Consultants Richard Cook - Knight Piesold Edith Garneau - Independent
Mots Clés: environment, social responsibility, reporting, NI43101, risk mitigation