Geological Society of South Africa ESG Inquisition Event

Across the second week of August 2021, the Geological Society of South Africa, in collaboration with SAMESG, held an ESG Inquisition webinar event. Our co-founder, Dr Sarah Gordon, opened the conference with a talk entitled ‘What is happening in the (international) world of ESG / Sustainability in the Extractive Industries?’.

You can download the slides that were used for the talk here:

The main objective of the event was to gather industry views and input regarding the potential ESG reporting requirements when disclosing Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimates in Competent Persons reports, and also in the Annual Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve reports published by Mineral companies.

The current version of the SAMESG (2017) Guidelines is being redrafted and the event will strive to obtain industry views on potential improvements. It is perceived that general confusion regarding the purpose of the SAMESG guidelines needs to be clarified as well as the integration between Annual Sustainability /ESG reports and Annual Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve reports.