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Update: Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management

25 June 2020

Update from the Chair of the Global Tailings Review: The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management has been endorsed by the co-convenors of the Global Tailings Review (GTR), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The product of a rigorous, independent, multi-stakeholder process, the Standard will establish much needed robust requirements for the safer management of both existing and new tailings facilities globally.

The next steps are to finalise the accompanying reports which will provide additional detail, context, background and recommendations on the Standard. The Standard will be published once it has been translated and all accompanying documents are ready. We expect to publish these in the coming weeks.