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Tool for mine closure for implementation of good closure practices

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: This practice advises companies to develop key performance indicators to get a clear image of how well the current performance on closure in particular is managed. The key performance indicators should help with the implementation of good closure practices throughout the mine life cycle at an operational level.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The key performance indicators should include the percentage of significant risks and mitigation actions ready, closure plans integrated in the mine plan, closure plan with integrated stakeholder consultation, progress against social closure objectives and the completion of annual rehabilitation.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The ultimate goal of key performance indicators is to strengthen performance management and accountability at an operational level. It is important to ensure visibility at key decision-making. This will support accountability throughout the business. The Key performance indicators should help indicate whether a key performance area is well managed or not.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is mainly relevant for industry contexts.

Key Performance Indicators: Tool for Closure (p. 3)
Data item type
Practice base
Practice type
Report / document
Repository, resource libraries & toolkits
Learning relevance
Guidelines / guidance document
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Pre-exploration (land-use planning)
Pre-exploitation / development stage (e.g. feasibility study)
Exploitation phase
Sustainability scope
Planning beyond the mine life
Valuing all forms of capital (i.e. natural and social capital)
Benefit sharing
Shared vision partnerships
Stakeholder engagement
Holistic management and continuous learning
Land-use and biodiversity