PH completes sustainable mining plan

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    The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) said the completion of the rollout of the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program will improve members’ environmental and social performance.

    The TSM will also ensure key mining risks are managed responsibly.

    COMP said the TSM program was completed after nearly three years of substantial review of the program’s various components to assure applicability to conditions in the Philippines.

    TSM is a mining sustainability standard developed by the Mining Association of Canada was first adopted by COMP in 2017.

    It requires mining companies to annually assess their facilities’ performance in key areas, including tailings management, community outreach, safety and health, biodiversity conservation, crisis management, and energy use and greenhouse gas emissions management.