About Us

What is Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG)?


At GMG, our focus is on collaboration – between companies, OEMs/OTMs, regulators, research organizations, universities and others. Through partnerships with organizations inside and outside mining around the globe, we’ve developed a network of global innovators. This is how our industry will change the world.

The GMG Community

GMG is an industry-led open platform – global priorities are industry’s priorities which are our priorities. Our members identify areas of focus and together we set out to develop knowledge, educate and provide guidance to the global mining industry. 

Whether you are an “outside-the-box” thinker, an industry pioneer, an innovator or simply have a problem to solve, you can have a huge impact on the industry – even if you have little time to spare. 

Collaboration: Mission Critical

Change is needed NOW. We’re all tackling the same things with less resources to do so. To drive explosive change and meet the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals by 2030, we need to pool resources and work together to accelerate progress.

Global spending on R&D has reached a record high of almost US$ 1.7 trillion. About 10 countries account for 80% of spending. As part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have pledged to substantially increase public and private R&D spending as well as the number of researchers by 2030. – UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2019

A study by Cloverpop in 2017 found the following among business teams:

Teams that were geographically diverse and included members with different genders and at least one age gap of more than 20 years, were the most successful – making better business decisions than individuals 87 per cent of the time.

Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.

McKinsey (2013), Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

How to participate

  • LEAD a discussion, a working group or project steering committee, join GMG councils
  • COLLABORATE to accelerate the speed at which the industry is innovating, to remove redundancies within the global mining industry
  • PARTICIPATE on a guideline project by developing content or peer reviewing a section, present a case study at a forum, attending workshops
  • EDUCATE by presenting on a webinar, giving a short course, provide case studies and expertise
  • COMMUNICATE to educate the industry, to have it move forward in unison, to tote the benefits of collaboration by becoming a GMG ambassador
  • RELATE to share ideas, build relationships, learn from each other

Make an Impact

Learn more about how you and your company can make an impact: