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Mining: Managing risks from our tailings dams


Having commissioned independent assessments of the long-term stability of our tailings storage facilities in Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil and Kazakhstan since 2011, we extended this in 2014 to our facilities in Canada, USA and Bosnia. The sites have now prepared action plans from the audit findings, and as a result we have approved several related capital investments. We are also finalising a corporate standard for monitoring our tailings dams, to ensure that we follow good practice across the group in line with international standards.