Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS)

About Us


ESRS's vision is to provide leadership and professional development opportunities as they relate to the social and environmental responsibility and performance of the Canadian mining industry. ESRS encourages leading practices, a culture of responsibility, and enhanced social and environmental performance management of the industry through collaboration with all interested and affected parties.


Educate and promote strategies to prevent conflicts and improve mining-community relations by moving towards integrated, inclusive and transparent planning & partnered developments, as well as striving to eliminate the environmental risks and impacts of mining.

ESRS intends to implement our Vision and Mission through a number of Working Groups (WGs):

Lessons Learned WG | Contact: David Clarry / MaryCarmen Vera

Networking and Dialogue WG | Contact: Joceyln Fraser

Tailings and Waste Management WG | Contact: Alistair Kent

Water Management WG | Contact: Bernard Aube

Environmental management and adaptation WG | Contact: Gabriel Castille

Closure and Reclamation Standard WG | Contact: Isabelle Levesque

ES&G Guidance WG | Contact: Jen Hill / Richard Cook

For more information please visit our website.


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Online Workshop Series: The Systematic Approach to Tailings Management

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Being a part of CIM not only helps me stay on top of the most critical challenges within industry, it also keeps me informed of potential solutions and in touch with experts who can support me and my clients.

Karen Chovan, Principal Enviro Integration Strategies and Chair of the Environmental and Social Responsibility Society (ESRS)