Tailings Management: Good practice guide

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This guidance is intended to support safe, responsible management of tailings across the global mining industry, with the ultimate goal of eliminating fatalities and catastrophic events. It provides guidance on good governance and engineering practices that will support continual improvement in the management of tailings facilities and help foster and strengthen a corporate safety culture.


ICMM's Tailings Management: Good practice guide is also available to download in Russian.

Training materials

To support implementation of this Guide, ICMM has developed a series of training materials aimed at building capacity within the wider industry, raising awareness at the mine site level – of why tailings management is important, and illustrating what good governance and engineering practices look like. They include a high-level summary for executives, as well as more detailed topics for operational staff. Comprising practical tools, group activities and facilitator notes they provide a truly interactive workshop.

These materials are an optional tool in an Operators toolbox, which can be customised to each company or site.