05 Aug 2020 Video Extractives

Global Tailings Review


Mining waste can cause devastating harm to humans and the planet. With an ambition of zero harm, the first-ever Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management provides a framework for the safe management of tailings facilities.

The Standard was developed through joint efforts by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM).

The global Standard provides detailed insights into the entire life-cycle of tailing facilities with the aim of helping industry achieve strong social, environmental and technical outcomes.