Overview of Tailings Management in the Mining Industry 

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), in collaboration with Cambrian College, has developed a landscape of tailings management activities in the mining industry (view it here). This study of guidance documents, project initiatives and standards from around the world provides an understanding of existing practices and initiatives covering mine tailings throughout the global mining industry.

“Our community of global mining stakeholders has expressed strong interest in a GMG strategy on tailings management,” says GMG Managing Director Heather Ednie. “This environmental landscape is a key first step in understanding how to leverage and support existing work and identifying where we can help to fill gaps.”

The GMG community is also welcome to add any missing pieces to the landscape by filling out the form on the webpage.

About Global Mining Guidelines Group

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is a network of like-minded companies driving change in the mining industry. Together, we monitor the pulse of the industry and develop multi-disciplinary guidelines and strategies to manage risk, enhance performance, design solutions, inform planning and decision making, and save time and money. Our members are mining companies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original technology manufacturers (OTMs), research organizations and consultants from around the world who recognize that innovation does not happen in silos. GMG improves communication and facilitates collaboration to foster a more sustainable and efficient future for mining. Our multi-stakeholder working groups address topics such as interoperability, data access and usage, artificial intelligence, autonomous equipment, underground communication, battery-electric equipment and comminution efficiency in mining.