GMG aims to be a reliable resource for information on and access to mining standards worldwide. Rather than attempting to be everything at once, this site offers links to many of the best sources and associations.

A large number of organizations contribute to standards, guidelines and best practices for the global mining industry. Please contact us with questions or with further information.

Industry Organizations
Standards Organizations

Industry Organizations

Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)
An association for people who manage and maintain heavy equipment.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
A trade association serving manufacturers of equipment, products and services globally in agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utilities.

Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)
With over 11,000 members in the global minerals industry, focused on advocacy and continuing professional development.

Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Research, develop and demonstrate technologies for safe, sustainable production and utilization of coal.

Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE)
A trade association of Canadian companies providing products and services to the mining industry.

Canadian Mining Innovation Council (CMIC)
Network of industry, academia and government leaders to enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian mining industry.

Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI)
To direct and coordinate step-change innovation for the metal mining industry.

Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT)
Global initiative of 14 companies to engage with OEMs to improve safety through equipment design.

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
UK-based engineering institution covering the whole materials cycle from exploration through land reuse.

International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC)
Global organization for the advancement of automation and robotics in all fields of construction.

International Rock Excavational Data Exchange Standard (IREDES)
A global initiative of the mining and construction industry for development and maintenance of a standardized information exchange interface.

The Open Group: Leading the development of open, vendor-neutral IT standards and certifications
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through IT standards. The Open Group’s EMMM (Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals) forum is creating reference standards for the Exploration and Mining Industry.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
To protect and promote the Canadian mineral exploration sector and ensure a robust mining industry in Canada.

Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (PapTac)
A Canadian-based organization dedicated to improving the technical and professional capabilities of its members and the advancement of the pulp and paper industry.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
International society of professionals in the minerals industry.

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Serving members in the upstream segment of the global oil and gas industry.

Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)
Professional institute for the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.

Standards Organizations

African Organization for Standardization (ARSO)

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

Enterprise Data Management Council (EDM Council)

Free Standards Group (FSG)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Society of Automation (ISA)

Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC)

Pan American Standards Organization (COPANT)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)