About Us

A global organization for the mining community:

  • Knowledge centre and information hub
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Facilitate/drive implementation and development of standards and guidelines

The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (GMSG) is building a global, multi-stakeholder community to advance the availability and use of standards and guidelines for the international mining industry. Almost a year into its mandate, GMSG has fast grown to span over 80 companies with members and participants around the globe.

The GMSG Charter encompasses all standards and guidelines that apply to mining, however a number of priority areas are now being spearheaded by 6 working groups, namely, the access, use, and technology connectivity and transfer of data and information,  operational safety, unified equipment operator interface, underground operations, and industry asset management data definitions.

The first year of GMSG work has focused on establishing and building the framework for the organization to enable concrete projects to move forward during 2013. That being said, GMSG already has a number of tangible accomplishments  to share, including survey results, and a prototype design for a common user interface for large shovels, not to mention a fast-growing global network that is bringing together a community of experts from around the world and many varied backgrounds.

Formed as part of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), GMSG relies heavily on the support of CIM and three other Partner Organizations: the Society of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (SME), the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM), and the Surface Mining Association for Research and Technology (SMART), as well as its Member Companies and participants.