20 ERM Annual Review 2011Mining and Metals? Newcrest Mining Limited Independent Assurance of the 2010 Sustainability Report. Claire Stevens, AustraliaServices. As companies consolidate and seek to enhance the value of their operations, we have been involved in the environmental remediation, decontamination, decommissioning and demolition of facilities in locations as diverse as Central Europe, Australia, the US and Canada. We have also assisted clients with the long-term management of liabilities by developing and reviewing their closure plans and updating their financial provisions in line with evolving accounting rules. The restoration of mining sites needs to be carefully managed taking into account stakeholder concerns about the future use of the land, balancing different interests to arrive at sustainable solutions. Off-site restoration of contaminated sediments also needs to be addressed at many sites.Anglo AmericanIntegrating safety and sustainable development into operational reviews to improve business performance.Andy Churr, UKCase StudiesLike other major industry sectors, mining and metals operations generate vast amounts of EHS information that must be managed efficiently to derive lasting business value. At ERM, our specialists in environmental management information systems (EMIS) are providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to data management that help our clients communicate and use information to improve performance across the full spectrum of their operations.
ERM Annual Review 2011 21Greater focus on building a 'safety culture' at new and existing sites. Significant expansion of existing profitable operations globally.Increased M&A activity and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) as the industry grounds around strong commodity price trends.Mining and Metals:Trends to watch Emergence of Chinese and Indian investment in strategic mining and metals sector operations.?Anglo AmericanQuantifying the safety and sustainable development components of vendor due diligence to support the client's multiple divestment processes.Ross Liston, South AfricaMining and MetalsClients striving to meet international financing standards (eg Equator Principles) for new projects in developing economies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.Increasing pressure from stakeholders on social and water management issues associated with siting new mines.