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  • Publication: Mining Response to COVID-19: Achieving the Impossible through Collaboration, insights from the GMG 2020 Leadership Summit

    The mining industry’s response to the global pandemic has been successful by focussing on opportunities for positive change and innovation. The best practices, lessons learned, and strategies shared by industry leaders have defined some key priorities around enabling remote work, planning for a successful return…

  • Workforce of the Future Workshop Outcomes

    The focus of the GMG Workforce of the Future workshops on June 25th and July 8th of 2020 was to define challenges and strategies regarding the changing nature of jobs, skills shifts, and community, social, and environmental impacts as the mining industry undergoes technological changes…

  • Climate Action Workshop Outcomes

    The focus of the GMG Climate Action workshops on June 17th and July 7th of 2020 was to define challenges and strategies regarding sustainability, renewable energy, and green technologies in mining. The results from brainstorming sessions will inform the focus of a potential future Working…

  • Mineral Processing Working Group Survey Results

    The results are in! Between April and June 2020, the GMG Mineral Processing Working Group circulated a survey on collaboration priorities on the topic to help narrow down key focus areas for future work that will be the most beneficial for the broader industry. We’ve…

  • Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems in Mining now circulating for voting

    Following an extensive peer review period, the final draft of the Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems in Mining  is circulating among GMG members within the Autonomous Mining Working Group to vote on publication. If you did not receive the vote information by…

  • GMG To Hold First Ever Portuguese-Speaking Event This July

    On July 23rd, the GMG is hosting an event that  will bring together the Portuguese speaking mining industry to collaborate on what is most important for the industry’s future. Topics to be discussed will include the electric mine, AI, cyber resiliency, autonomous mining, and interoperability,…

  • Leadership Summit Series 2020 Discussion Outcomes

    The 2020 GMG Leadership Summit Series is focussing on how the mining industry can learn from the experience of the global crisis and to build from the innovative thinking that has come out of it. Leadership and Collaborator members identified key learnings and priorities and…

  • Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform Summary of Survey Results and Workshop Outcomes

    A survey that was open between April and June 2020 with 95 respondents (as of June 9) and workshops held on May 7 and May 20 aimed to define priorities for the GMG Electric Mine Operational Knowledge Sharing Platform project. This project aims to create…

  • Navigating Site Visits During A Once-in-a-Lifetime Pandemic

    With this unprecedented situation, the mining industry is slowly and cautiously re-opening mine sites to ensure they are safe and sterilized for the workforce. SRK Consulting began to conduct site visits for some of their clients and defined clear site safety plans in advance, in…

  • The IBM Work From Home Pledge

    During times of COVID-19 I pledge to be Family Sensitive. I pledge to support Flexibility for Personal Needs. I pledge to support “Not Camera Ready” times. I pledge to Be Kind. I pledge to Set Boundaries and Prevent Video Fatigue. I pledge to Take Care…

  • Teck – The drive to zero emissions

    By Peter Wan, Lead, Technology & Innovation Electric Busses at our Elk Valley Operations Teck introduced two eLion C Series electric buses for crew transport in 2019, in a 12-month pilot project. The electric bus pilot will help prepare us for the challenges of fleet electrification,…

  • Publication of Advancing Employee Engagement in Mining: Insights from the 2019 MECA Symposium

    Employee engagement and soft skills have never been more important for the mining industry. A number of converging factors are changing the industry such as advanced digital technologies, emerging generations with different priorities around work, and increased social and environmental awareness. All of these changes affect the workforce, sometimes introducing new challenges, while also offering new opportunities around employee engagement…

  • Autonomous Mining: The Skills Migration needed for the Future

    As mining companies are evolving with new technologies, there’s a greater need to understand how it will impact their workforce and what is needed to ensure a smooth transition. On March 25th, GMG held an Autonomous Mining online interactive event to discuss the emerging trends…

  • Autonomous Mining: What’s Next?

    On March 25th, GMG hosted an Autonomous Mining online interactive event to discuss the emerging topics and tackle the major challenges that arise during its implementation. Autonomous Mining is becoming an important pillar in the business strategy for all mining companies, as it will ensure…

  • Cyber Security matters more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Coronvarius (COVID-19) is possibly the largest cyber security threat of all time. Cybercriminals are capitalising on the global crisis that is COVID‑19 to send fake email and SMS phishing attacks with content related to the virus.  Most of these attacks are designed to infect our…

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