Case Study: Discover how multiple "closed" mining operations used MonitorPro to simplify complex data types.

This established organsiation has an expanding mining arm, producing various metals such as copper, gold, nickel and zinc. Their diverse portfolio spans across North America, South America, Europe, Finland & New Guinea

Multiple Closed Mines use MonitorPro

About the company

The company is dedicated to improving their environmental performance and complying with CSR (Corporate & Social Responsibility) best practices.

“The installation and use of MonitorPro is part of our commitment to risk management towards our goal of zero impact on the local community and environment. MonitorPro helps manage the varied data of our operations in an efficient and auditable fashion"

Environmental Manager

The Overview

The organisation have permit obligations to manage the environmental impacts of all their operations during exploration, construction, operation and post-closure. This brings with it an intensive monitoring and reporting programme with many targets set by the regulators. Sustainability Performance is measured using indicators from the Global Reporting Initiative

(GRI) and Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), an initiative of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), along with several other performance indicators developed by the metals corporation. This clearly suggests that a fully automated requirement to manage large amounts of data was essential.

The Implementation

In 2009 the business purchased MonitorPro initially for the management of data associated with the closed mine sites in both Canada and USA. Prior to using MonitorPro, the operations personnel were using a large number of spreadsheets and Access databases to manage all the environment information. The process was complex and extremely labour intensive.

Prior to the MonitorPro implementation, the system was pre-populated with historical data and the system was successfully installed on site in early 2010 and is now fully operational. The data currently manages a whole host of post-closure data including surface and groundwater, fish and sediment from local watercourses, sludge and liquid effluent with data including chemical composition, physical characteristics and toxicity. MonitorPro offers the ability to manage a whole host of data, and automate the processes of data import and validation. Data can then be scrutinised in a variety of ways in the system and reporting has been automated in both French and English languages.

Business Benefits

1. Automation

With MonitorPro, reporting is automated as far as possible, improving accuracy and reducing the burden on the team, so they can spend their time managing environmental impact instead of reporting on it.

2. Transparent data analysis

Data from disparate sources and different locations can be compared and analysed, all in one place.

3. MCerts Certified

A quality certified EDMS system which features the latest technology.

4. Data in Multiple Languages

The complex data systems can be automatically translated into both French and English .

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EHS Data is a world leading UK based software company providing Environmental Data Management Solutions to over 1,000 sites in 40 countries worldwide. For over 20 years, our versatile software solution, MonitorPro, has helped organisations save time, improve planning, quality control, site analysis and reporting to manage environmental obligations and sustainability. MonitorPro is the first EHS Software solution to receive an MCERTS accreditation from the Environmental Agency. In 2020, EHS Data announced their pledge to become a carbon negative organisation.

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