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Guidance on Developing Security Management Plans to Implement International Security Standards and the Voluntary Principles

The Mining Security Working Group is pleased to publish their first white paper "Guidance on Developing Security Management Plans to Implement International Security Standards and the Voluntary Principles."

To learn more and to review the white paper, please visit our website: mswg.ca.

To provide comments or feedback on the white paper, send a message directly through our website mswg.ca.  Members of the MSWG will be discussing this topic in greater detail on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 1500 during the Sustainability Program Sessions at the PDAC Conference in Toronto, Canada.

The introduction is below.

Charles Dumbrille, CPP

President
Mining Security Working Group
mswg.ca

Introduction

This document provides guidance for developing a Security Management Plan (SMP) that supports implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR), and the application of other international best practices. This information represents the best practices and practical experience of MSWG members gained from applying these measures around the world.

The Mining Security Working Group (MSWG) was established in 2015 as a forum for subject matter experts and security practitioners within the extractive industry to collaborate and share insights and learnings of ongoing challenges, technological advances, best practices, and further the goals of industry initiatives such as the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights and UN Declaration of Human Rights.

There are many documents, available from a variety of sources, that address implementation of the VPSHR.  They all discuss the need for polices and procedures that support the principles, but an organization must have a strong security foundation to ensure the success of the implementation process.

The MSWG is proud to support the initiatives of the Government of Canada, the Mining Association of Canada, and extractives industry leaders in promoting respect for human rights. We welcome the opportunity to share our collective security management experience with both practitioners and those assigned responsibility for security oversight.

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