The Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG) is pleased to announce that its Global Mining Standards Repository is live.
Across the mining industry, the challenge to do more with less persists, against shrinking budgets and growing expectations surrounding operational efficiency. Stakeholders are relying more heavily on innovation and on the business benefit of collaboration.
Furthermore, standards, guidelines and best practices have been identified as valuable tools that can assist in the bid for operational efficiency. Through research conducted with various stakeholders across the industry, GMSG has identified an industry-wide gap in communication of and in access to these standards.
GMSG Chair, Andrew Scott, says, “There are such a great number of standards bodies, both at the international and national levels, that mining companies can be hard pressed to find the standards they require to advance their organizations. One of GMSG’s key objectives is to bridge that gap, and ease the implementation of standards in mining by making them more accessible. The launch of our searchable standards directory is a step forward.”
With input and participation from various standards bodies, professional associations and stakeholders from around the world, GMSG has compiled a Searchable Mining Standards Database. The aim is to provide a comprehensive, global information resource that is readily accessible to interested stakeholders, and that can be modified over time to ensure that data is up-to-date.
Standards are sorted by various fields, including geographic affiliation, standards body and field of interest, giving users the chance to delineate their search specifically.
As the database is an ongoing project, stakeholders are invited to contact GMSG with input on additional standards to include with the Global Mining Standards Repository. Please contact GMSG Managing Director, Heather Ednie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group
GMSG is an organization for global mining collaboration on solutions to common industry problems, needs and technology through standards, guidelines and best practices.
GMSG Managing Director