Raising the Standard in tailings management

Mining companies, affected communities and investors welcomed the launch last year of the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (the Standard) in the wake of the Brumadinho disaster. Initial take-up has also been impressive, but some critics say it could be more rigorous and have a stricter compliance timeline.

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Rescue workers returning from a search operation following the Brumadinho disaster

The Standard was launched last August in the wake of the tragic tailings facility collapse at Brumadinho, Brazil, on 25 January 2019, which resulted in an estimated 259 fatalities.