The Global Sustainability Standards Board of GRI has appointed 20 high profile mining industry enthusiasts as a multi-stakeholder working group to lead in developing a new GRI Sector Standard that addresses the impacts of organizations in the mining sector. The group will also identify how better reporting can lead to a more transparent and accountable mining sector.
Members of the group are from 10 countries, viz: United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, India, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Sweden and Ghana.
Ghana is represented by the CEO of Intelligence Nature International, Dr. William Bannerman and it is hoped that together with Claude Kabemba of South Africa, Africa’s interests, concerns and perspectives will be representatively articulated and captured in this new global mining standard.
The group was appointed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board following an open recruitment process. The Sector Standard for Mining will be developed during 2022-23, including a global public comment period.
The GRI Mining Standard Working Group members in alphabetical order are:
- Brendan Tapley: Senior Manager, PwC (Australia)
- Briony Coleman: Director Compliance, Systems and Assurance – Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont Corporation (Australia)
- Bryony Clear Hill: Senior Programme Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (UK)
- Claude Kabemba: Executive Director, Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)
- Deepak Gulliya: Manager – Sustainable Business, WWF (India)
- Glen Mpufane: Director of Mining and DGOJP, IndustriALL Global Union (Switzerland)
- Jeff Geipel: Managing, Director – Mining Shared Value, Engineers Without Borders (Canada)
- Jennifer Orr: Principal, Sustainability, South32 (Australia)
- John Drexhage: Advisor, World Bank (Canada)
- Juan Rodrigo Walsh: Member and former Vice-President, AIDIS (Argentine Association of Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences) (Argentina)
- Korie Anne Hickel: Director, ESG, Community & Government Relations, Coeur Mining Inc. (USA)
- Kristi Disney Bruckner: Senior Policy Advisor, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (USA)
- Melissa Waller: Non Executive Independent Board Director, Hyperion Metals Ltd. (USA)
- Michèle Brülhart: Executive Director, The Copper Mark (Switzerland)
- Patricia Zerega: Senior Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Mercy Investment Services (USA)
- Peter Frövén: National OSH officer, IF Metall (Sweden)
- Peter Sinclair: Senior Advisor, ESG, World Gold Council (Canada)
- Robert Greenberg: Head of Sustainability Integration Governance & Performance, Anglo American plc (UK)
- Robert Pitman: Senior Governance Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute (USA)
- William Bannerman: CEO, Intelligence Nature International (Ghana)
Headquartered in Amsterdam – Netherlands, GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is an independent, international organization that helps businesses and other organizations take responsibility for their impacts, by providing them with the global common language to communicate those impacts. GRI also provides the world’s most widely used standards for sustainability reporting by setting the agenda for the future in the highest level of transparency for organizational impacts on the economy, the environment, and peoples of the world.
Source: AMN News