Leading Practices

In line with its emphasis on encouraging continuous improvement and learning, RMI recognises companies that are developing innovative approaches. Potential leading practices were identified by RMI analysts during the assessment, and companies were invited to provide information on any of their activities or processes they consider to be leading practices.

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A partnership approach to regional socio-economic development

Anglo American

Anglo American has developed a collaborative approach to socio-economic development planning in Limpopo Province, South Africa,...

A tripartite approach to regional development

Antofagasta

At the end of 2013, Minera Los Pelambres, a subsidiary of Antofagasta Minerals, established a participatory programme for...

Aligning with national development priorities

Barrick Gold Corp

Barrick Gold Corp is establishing a development partnership with the government of the Dominican Republic, where the company...

Partnership with local government for poverty reduction

Glencore

Since 2015, Glencore’s subsidiary Prodeco has worked in partnership with Colombia’s State Department for Social Prosperity...

Prioritising indigenous people in skills development.

Freeport-McMoRan

Since 2003, Freeport-McMoRan’s subsidiary PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) has been providing skills development to indigenous...

Large-scale programme offering professional qualifications to local youth

Vale

Vale’s Corporate University, Valer, runs a series of training programs aimed at equipping local youth with mining-related...

A web portal to link suppliers with financing

Vale

In Brazil Vale operates a web portal, InoveCapital, that links suppliers, banks and Vale. While enabling suppliers to register...

Planned process to switch to local suppliers

Bumi Resources

Since 2010, Bumi Resources’ subsidiary KPC has developed a ‘procurement migration programme’ to transition where possible...

Supporting youth-led business development and local procurement

Coal India

Coal India’s subsidiary MCL has put in place an entrepreneurship development program targeting young project-affected people....

Rigorous approach to responsible sourcing

Anglo American

Anglo American has developed a systematic approach to supporting responsible sourcing. The company’s Responsible Sourcing...

Enterprise development programmes

Anglo American

Anglo American has established several enterprise development programmes, all of which provide business and implementation...

Raising awareness on ethics

Vale

Vale has developed innovative ways of disseminating its Code of Ethics and Conduct and its Anti-Corruption Policy and stimulating...

Linking sustainability KPIs to variable compensation program for all employees

Vale

Vale has linked its sustainability-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to its variable compensation program that applies...

Incentivising concurrent reclamation

Newmont Mining

Since 2016, Newmont Mining has integrated concurrent reclamation targets into its annual incentive compensation plan. Each...

Solar farm on closed mine site

Teck Resources

The solar power facility SunMine opened in 2015, built on Teck Resources’ fully reclaimed Sullivan mine site in Kimberley,...

Incorporating traditional land use into closure planning

Teck Resources

Teck Resources decided in 2013 to close its Sä Dena Hes zinc-lead mine that lies within the Liard First Nation traditional...

Reporting fatalities of community members

AngloGold Ashanti

In its annual reporting of fatalities and injuries, AngloGold Ashanti not only discloses figures relating to its workforce,...

Company-wide identification of salient human rights risks

Newmont Mining

In 2015 Newmont Mining conducted a review to identify the company’s most salient human rights issues. The review involved...