COVID-19 Response & Return to Work Portal

Based on GMG’s Mining Response to COVID-19: Achieving the Impossible through Collaboration report, we have identified common challenges and issues to be addressed throughout the industry. Therefore, GMG has developed a portal for best practices, strategies, resources, and solutions related to COVID-19 response and re-opening guidance that aims to enable businesses to successfully run safe, resilient, and secure operations.

About the report

The 2020 GMG Leadership Summit brought together leaders, executives, and visionaries in the mining industry to strategize on improvements to safety, sustainability, social license, productivity, and energy, all while managing the unprecedented impact of the global pandemic. By sharing personal stories, company strategies, and focusing on achievements, success stories, and creative problem solving and solutions, industry leaders have identified key lessons learned, visions for the future, and strategies around enabling remote work, innovating for the future and focusing on people, the community and the environment. The report can be used to help guide industry collaboration as we navigate these uncertain and challenging times and adopt strategies for achieving a successful, safe, and resilient future. Click here to read

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KEY TOPICS AND AREAS OF INTEREST

Technology & Digitalization

Dassault Systèmes is participating in the StopCovid project-team, along with other contributors, to develop a mobile contact tracing app for France. Click to read.

Dassault Systèmes created an ‘Open COVID-19 Community’ for engineers, designers, manufacturers, scientists, makers and fabbers to leverage collective intelligence, share outcomes and more in their research to combat COVID-19. Click to read.

Accenture shares about emerging technologies during COVID-19. Click to read.

Robots can be used to disinfect areas, provide surveillance and deliver goods. Click to read.

UVD Robots are being used by hospitals to disinfect COVID-19 patient rooms. Click to read.

ABI Research is a portal that provides information about digital transformation. Click to read.

Photoneo provides autonomous mobile robot for transport and delivery of materials to avoid human contact. Click to read.

Terra Drone is one of the biggest drone service providers with experience in mining. Click to read.

PR Newswire shares drone practices to tackle COVID-19 such as aerial broadcasting, disinfectant spraying, aerial thermal sensing and traffic control. Click to read.

Blue Ocean Robotics provides robots solutions to disinfect hospitals and pharmacy industries, as well as other robots used for agriculture. Click to read.

Dimer UV provides robots to disinfect surfaces and common areas. Click to read.

WEF shares technology trends regarding distance learning, online shopping and robot deliveries, digital and contactless payments, remote work, telehealth, online entertainment, supply chain 4.0, 3D printing, robotics and drones, and 5G and information and communications technology (ICT). Click to read.

WEF launched the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a hub for global, multistakeholder cooperation to develop policy frameworks and advance collaborations that accelerate the benefits of science and technology. Click to read.

Honeywell develops the N95 mask for the workplace to prevent COVID-19 spread. Click to read.

Inmarsat shares on how they have been implementing IoT systems for remote operations. Click to read.

Cisco shares technologies for business continuity around secure remote workers, essential business, healthcare and education. Click to read.

Motorola Solutions shares technology solutions using AI-enabled edge intelligence and analytics to detect proper use of protective face masks on fixed video security cameras. Click to read.

Amazon launched a Distance Assistant to ensure employees are 6 feet from one another. Click to read.

Avigilon’s Appearance Search Technology can help workplaces mitigate virus spread by an infected person and identify who and what they came into contact with within a specified period of time. Click to read.

Avigilon’s security-grade thermal temperature sensing cameras can detect an elevated temperature – just one way to determine whether an employee or customer is potentially infected with Coronavirus. Click to read.

IBM has resources to share, such as super computing power, virtual tracking and an AI assistant to answer citizens’ questions. Click to read.

Supply Chain Management Review shares how COVID-19 outbreak is changing the traditional supply chain management into Supply Chain 4.0. Click to read.

Seequent shares technologies to address remote work such as shared licensing and secure cloud-hosted platform. Click to read.

AiRISTA provide solutions for UVS, tags, sensors and infrastructure to track asessts, locate people, monitor environmental conditions (temp.) etc. Click to read.

Mazemap is a service for indoor maps and people/asset tracking, designed for large building complexes, such as universities, hospitals, conference venues, shopping malls, offices and airport. Click to read.

Estimote provide location and proximity solutions. Click to read.

Eleksen provides industria social distancing solutions with employer reporting using wearables. Click to read.

Guardhat provides solutions for social distancing and other technologies related to COVID-19. Click to read.

iOmniscient provides automated fever detection system and video analytics. Click to read.

Kiana provides COVID-19 rapid containment and contact tracing solutions. Click to read.

Lopos provides a wearable that warns you with a sound signal and vibration for social distancing. Click to read.

Locix provides COVID-19 solutions related to social distancing compliance monitoring, high traffic areas visualization, highest dwelling areas and occupancy limits for specific areas. Click to read.

ProSpace provides automated temperature screening. Click to read.

Proxxi provides wearable solutions to maintain social distancing. Click to read.

Quuppa uses real-time locating systems (RTLS) to help combact COVID-19 through its application for social distancing, contact tracing and other. Click to read.

Rombit provides social distancing and contact tracing technologies, as well as real-time alerts and proximity detection. Click to read.

ZoneSafe provides person-person social distancing solutions. Click to read.

Sonitor provides real-time location systems (RTLS) with actionable insights to track, monitor and manage infection control events. Click to read.

Synapses provides Bluetooth tracking and wearable technology. Click to read.

Triax provides social distancing and contact tracing technologies. Click to read.

Ubisense provides solutions for social distancing monitoring and person-person/person-object-person contact tracing. Click to read.

MobiMESH provides solution for video analytics, such as proximity and temperature. Click to read.

Zebra provides solutions Bluetooth proximity alerting and wearable technology. Click to read.

Hong Kong is using electronic wristbands as part of its effort to enforce quarantines and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Click to read.

Poland launched a Home Quarantine application that facilitates and streamlines the performance of mandatory home quarantine. Click to read.

China uses a new app to determine through a red or green code if an individual could potentially be infected and should remain quarantined. Click to read.

Singapore launched the TraceTogether app, which tracks when you are in close proximity with infected persons, including timestamps. Click to read.

Policies & Processes

Accenture shares on potential scenarios during the reopening period, and 5 areas to consider in the process. Click to read.

Anglo American developed the WeCare program, emphasizing physical health, mental health, living with dignity and community response measures and actions. Click to read.

AngloGold Ashanti created digital brochures with information about how they’re managing the crisis globally. Click to read.

Hatch created a COVID-19 Information Center, and shares policies around health and safety. Click to read.

Rio Tinto shares on processes and policies around screening programs, social distancing protocols, personal hygiene and employee support for mental health. Click to read.

Teck developed policies for hosting visitors, self-checklist before coming to work, responding on site, protecting yourself and others. Click to read.

WEF launches a global COVID-19 Action Platform for organizations to collaborate and focus on 3 common priorities: facilitate business continuity, mobilize cooperation for COVID-19 response and drive collective action. Click to read.

Vale developed videos for the appropriate use of masks, how to wash hands, prevention and interview with an expert. Click to read.

Vedanta developed a workplace readiness guideline, based on recommendations from the WHO. Click to read.

Amazon changed +150 processes and implemented new technologies to ensure business continuity. Click to read.

Nornickel shared new employee policies around remote access, employees who returned from abroad, and more. Click to read.

Sibanye-Stillwater SA gold operations shares COVID-19 screening to proceeding underground. Click to read.

Suncor shares their protocols and guidelines for COVID-19 terminology, office mask protocol, cleaning and disinfection protocol, controls and PPE for activies without physical distancing protocol, physical distancing protocol, pre-access self-assessment, temperature screening protocol, and contractor case reporting protocol. Click to read.

ICMM shared information about how associations are supporting the industry’s response to COVID-19. Click to read.

ICMM shares resources about their member mining companies and their COVID-19 response. Click to read.

The New Gold mine is screening and testing employees on-site. Click to read.

Western Union shares their policies for employees, customers, agents and front line associates, business clients and global community. Click to read.

Amazon created a dedicated page for COVID-19 related purchases for businesses. Click to read.

International Labour Organization developed a portal for Country Policy Responses for companies to keep track of the measures in their operating countries. Click to read.

Australian Government developed a guide to business continuity in Australia. Click to read.

WEF developed a COVID-19 Strategic Intelligence tool that provides all information globally about the disease regarding Workforce Impact, Avoiding Infection and Spread, Finding a Vaccine, Impact on Trade, Impact on Travel, Impact on Financial Markets, Media’s Role and Response and Recovery. Click to read.

Komatsu shares COVID-19 impact on production and business. Click to read.

BHP shares policies for social distancing, hygiene, travel, borders, operational site, accommodation camps, in offices, monitoring and managing wellness. Click to read.

Australian Government developed business information for business obligations, tax and business continuity. Click to read.

Gallup launched a COVID-19 Leader’s Guide to Develop a Work-from-home strategy. Click to read.

Minerals Council of Australia provides guidance for resource sector national COVID-19 protocols, information about restrictions and supporting communities. Click to read.

Mining Industry Human Resources Council provides information about COVID-19 business support measures in Canada. Click to read.

Department of Health in Republic of South Africa developed a COVID-19 South African resource portal. Click to read.

AusIMM developed a center of information about travel restrictions impacting FIFO workers and financial assistance for our industry. Click to read.

PDAC created a center of information about supporting Canada’s mineral industry through COVID-19. Click to read.

The Mining Association of Canada developed an information center about COVID-19 and launched a COVID-19 Working Group that is in constant communication. Click to read.

Physical/Social distancing & Hygiene

AngloGold Ashanti created an official YouTube Channel for COVID-19, with educational videos to stop the spread. Click to read.

Caterpillar created a cab disinfection guide with infographics and videos. Click to read.

Motorola Solutions shared how to keep your communications equipment clean and disinfected. Click to read.

Motorola Solutions shares how to practice social distancing in the workplace using technology. Click to read.

World Health Organization shares the appropriate way to clean hands. Click to read.

Rio Tinto shares the importance of hand sanitizer brands for employees, contractors and donations. Click to read.

Cybersecurity

IBM shares a zero-trust strategy for the modern enterprise. Click to read.

IBM developed a report about COVID-19 cyberway and how to protect your business. Click to read.

KPMG develops a portal for cybersecurity resources and information for the new reality. Click to read.

Deloitte presents COVID-19 impact on cybersecurity and the spike in phishing attacks, malspam and ransomware attacks. Click to read.

Center of Internet Security provides a resource guide for cybersecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read.

McKinsey shares how cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support business continuity, remote work and transition to new normal. Click to read.

Information to build a remote workforce that is secured. Click to read.

Home Office & Hiring Practices

International Labour Organization developed an employer’s guide on working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Click to read.

Facebook extends work-from-home until July 2021 and provides employees with an additional $1,000 to spend on “home office needs”. Click to read.

Market Watch discusses telemigration and how employers can start hiring remote workers from all over the world. Click to read.

Forbes shares legal considerations for remote work around work contract, occupational health and safety standards, information security, employment and labor laws, tax regulations and immigration laws, and clear next steps to address those challenges. Click to read.

Employee well-being & engagement

BHP created a dedicated page on their website for employee well-being and shared information about self-care and mental health.  They offer an Employee Assistance Program available for free for all BHP employees. Click to read.

Caterpillar created fun printable coloring pages for kids to enjoy at home and help parents. Click to read.

Hatch created a COVID-19 Information Center, displaying infographics with tips on mental well-being while staying at home. Click to read.

Vale developed a guideline for home isolation for employees, customers and general public. Click to read.

Vale developed a page for “FAQs” about COVID-19, contamination and prevention, and actions and guidance at Vale. Click to read.

Vedanta created a page for “FAQs” about COVID-19, contamination and prevention, and recommendations from the WHO. Click to read.

Ma’aden designed a COVID-19 guide for children to understand the disease, how it’s spread and the appropriate measures to help stop the spread. Click to read.

Telehealth provides opportunities to keep employee’s health and operations safe. Click to read.

Newmont launched an Employee Assistance Program across regions and a dedicated page for COVID-19. Click to read.

Inmarsat launched initiatives to improve seafarer well-being through a helpline. Click to read.

Gallup presents results on U.S. well-being and employee engagement trends during COVID-19. Click to read.

American Medical Association developed a Telehealth implementation playbook for organizations to understand how it works. Click to read.

Community engagement

Anglo American developed Asset Value Cases for all their regions and business units to articulate how they are contributing to the broader economy and society during COVID-19. Click to read.

AngloGold Ashanti developed a digital brochure with information about their humanitarian efforts in response to COVID-19. Click to read.

BHP is partnering with Education Endowment Foundation to develop an online tuition pilot to mitigate the negative impact on disadvantaged students while schools are closed. Click to read.

Caterpillar announced a commitment of $8.5 million to global COVID-19 response efforts and a 2:1 donation match. Click to read.

Glencore launched the Glencore Community Support Fund to combat COVID-19 in their operating regions and shared a report with the efforts being made on each site. Click to read.

Hatch created a COVID-19 Information Center, and shares how they are addressing needs in their community. Click to read.

METS Ignited has a dedicated page for anyone that has an idea or solution for COVID-19 challenges. Click to read.

Orica launched a Global COVID-19 Community Support Package for their operating regions. Click to read.

Rio Tinto created a COVID-19 community investment fund, and organizations can fill out a funding application form to participate for grant donations. Click to read.

Rio Tinto invested on program to investigate COVID-19 effects on children’s immune system. Click to read.

Teck created a community response fund for local organizations in operating areas, and organizations can apply for the fund. Click to read.

Vale launched the COVID-19 Challenge, along with other organizations, to address the key challenges in Brazil related to COVID-19 and find collaborative solutions. Click to read.

Amazon invests $20M and launched the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative to accelerate diagnostic research, innovation and detection of COVID-19. Click to read.

Antofagasta has invested $6M to support communities in which they operate. Click to read.

CSIRO is actively participating in understanding the virus, vaccine development and eHealth solutions. Click to read.

Sibanye-Stillwater has partnered with other organizations on an awareness campaign and community donations. Click to read.

Leadership & Culture

IBM created a COVID-19 action guide for executives. Click to read.

Deloitte shares a report of how to be a resilient leader. Click to read.

McKinsey shares lessons from the military for COVID-time leadership. Click to read.

McKinsey presents key microhabits for CEOs to seize the moment, stay ahead and take care of themselves during COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read.

IBM launched a ‘Think Leadership live stream’ page for peer-to-peer discussions for those leading companies through unprecedented change. Click to read.

Helios Consulting developed an article about Failing at Post Pandemic Leadership: The five pitfalls to watch for when leading remote teams. Click to read more.

Training & Employee Development

The New York Times shares how AI, virtual reality and other innovations can be used to improve learning and lower costs for Generation Z and beyond. Click to read.

eLearning Industry is a portal of information for companies who are getting started with their online training, and offers elearning opportunities for employees and contractors. Click to read.

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Technology & Digitalization

Policies & Processes

Inside Mining

Dassault Systèmes is participating in the StopCovid project-team, along with other contributors, to develop a mobile contact tracing app for France. Click to read.

Dassault Systèmes created an ‘Open COVID-19 Community’ for engineers, designers, manufacturers, scientists, makers and fabbers to leverage collective intelligence, share outcomes and more in their research to combat COVID-19. Click to read.

Inmarsat shares on how they have been implementing IoT systems for remote operations. Click to read.

Cisco shares technologies for business continuity around secure remote workers, essential business, healthcare and education. Click to read.

Motorola Solutions shares technology solutions using AI-enabled edge intelligence and analytics to detect proper use of protective face masks on fixed video security cameras. Click to read.

IBM has resources to share, such as super computing power, virtual tracking and an AI assistant to answer citizens’ questions. Click to read.

Seequent shares technologies to address remote work such as shared licensing and secure cloud-hosted platform. Click to read.

Beyond Mining

Accenture shares about emerging technologies during COVID-19. Click to read.

Robots can be used to disinfect areas, provide surveillance and deliver goods. Click to read.

UVD Robots are being used by hospitals to disinfect COVID-19 patient rooms. Click to read.

ABI Research is a portal that provides information about digital transformation. Click to read.

Photoneo provides autonomous mobile robot for transport and delivery of materials to avoid human contact. Click to read.

Terra Drone is one of the biggest drone service providers with experience in mining. Click to read.

PR Newswire shares drone practices to tackle COVID-19 such as aerial broadcasting, disinfectant spraying, aerial thermal sensing and traffic control. Click to read.

Blue Ocean Robotics provides robots solutions to disinfect hospitals and pharmacy industries, as well as other robots used for agriculture. Click to read.

Dimer UV provides robots to disinfect surfaces and common areas. Click to read.

WEF shares technology trends regarding distance learning, online shopping and robot deliveries, digital and contactless payments, remote work, telehealth, online entertainment, supply chain 4.0, 3D printing, robotics and drones, and 5G and information and communications technology (ICT). Click to read.

WEF launched the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution as a hub for global, multistakeholder cooperation to develop policy frameworks and advance collaborations that accelerate the benefits of science and technology. Click to read.

Honeywell develops the N95 mask for the workplace to prevent COVID-19 spread. Click to read.

Amazon launched a Distance Assistant to ensure employees are 6 feet from one another. Click to read.

Avigilon’s Appearance Search Technology can help workplaces mitigate virus spread by an infected person and identify who and what they came into contact with within a specified period of time. Click to read.

Avigilon’s security-grade thermal temperature sensing cameras can detect an elevated temperature – just one way to determine whether an employee or customer is potentially infected with Coronavirus. Click to read.

Supply Chain Management Review shares how COVID-19 outbreak is changing the traditional supply chain management into Supply Chain 4.0. Click to read.

AiRISTA provide solutions for UVS, tags, sensors and infrastructure to track asessts, locate people, monitor environmental conditions (temp.) etc. Click to read.

Mazemap is a service for indoor maps and people/asset tracking, designed for large building complexes, such as universities, hospitals, conference venues, shopping malls, offices and airport. Click to read.

Estimote provide location and proximity solutions. Click to read.

Guardhat provides solutions for social distancing and other technologies related to COVID-19. Click to read.

iOmniscient provides automated fever detection system and video analytics. Click to read.

Kiana provides COVID-19 rapid containment and contact tracing solutions. Click to read.

Lopos provides a wearable that warns you with a sound signal and vibration for social distancing. Click to read.

Locix provides COVID-19 solutions related to social distancing compliance monitoring, high traffic areas visualization, highest dwelling areas and occupancy limits for specific areas. Click to read.

ProSpace provides automated temperature screening. Click to read.

Quuppa uses real-time locating systems (RTLS) to help combact COVID-19 through its application for social distancing, contact tracing and other. Click to read.

Proxxi provides wearable solutions to maintain social distancing. Click to read.

Rombit provides social distancing and contact tracing technologies, as well as real-time alerts and proximity detection. Click to read.

ZoneSafe provides person-person social distancing solutions. Click to read.

Sonitor provides real-time location systems (RTLS) with actionable insights to track, monitor and manage infection control events. Click to read.

Synapses provides Bluetooth tracking and wearable technology. Click to read.

Triax provides social distancing and contact tracing technologies. Click to read.

Ubisense provides solutions for social distancing monitoring and person-person/person-object-person contact tracing. Click to read.

MobiMESH provides solution for video analytics, such as proximity and temperature. Click to read.

Zebra provides solutions Bluetooth proximity alerting and wearable technology. Click to read.

Hong Kong is using electronic wristbands as part of its effort to enforce quarantines and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Click to read.

Poland launched a Home Quarantine application that facilitates and streamlines the performance of mandatory home quarantine. Click to read.

China uses a new app to determine through a red or green code if an individual could potentially be infected and should remain quarantined. Click to read.

Singapore launched the TraceTogether app, which tracks when you are in close proximity with infected persons, including timestamps. Click to read.

Inside Mining

Anglo American developed the WeCare program, emphasizing physical health, mental health, living with dignity and community response measures and actions. Click to read.

Beyond Mining

Accenture shares on potential scenarios during the reopening period, and 5 areas to consider in the process. Click to read.

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