The Relationship Between Local Procurement Strategies of Mining Companies & Their Regulatory Environments

To support Sub-Saharan African governments and their stakeholders in their efforts to increase supply chain linkages to hosted mining activity, this research focuses on the relationship between local procurement regulations and mining company practices in the South African and Namibian mining sectors. This research examines the extent to which comprehensive local procurement regulatory frameworks are effective in making mining companies purchase more locally.


Partnerships in Procurement: Understanding Aboriginal Business Engagement in the Canadian Mining Industry

This report examines the current and best practices in Aboriginal supplier inclusion across Canada's mining industry. From a national study, which included field visits and interviews with over eighty key informants across industry, private Aboriginal business, and Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations, the findings in this report offer strategies to improve Aboriginal business engagement here and abroad, as well as recommendations on where to start first. 


Mining a Mirage? Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the technological advances in the mining sector

This study led by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) examined what impacts mining industry automation may have on local procurement and the creation of shared value more generally. The study shows the need for host country governments and mining companies to work together to reduce and mitigate potential adverse effects of automation in terms of reduced local procurement and linked employment.


Local Procurement and Public Reporting Trends Across the Global Mining Industry: An Analysis of Company Reporting, 2012-2013 - Canadian Mining Supplementary Edition

Following the analysis of the world's 40 largest mining companies in the original March 2015 report, this Supplementary Edition adds an examination of the degree to which the largest 50 Canadian mining companies publicly report on local procurement in their 2012 and 2013 corporate responsibility or annual reports.


Local Procurement and Public Reporting Trends Across the Global Mining Industry: An Analysis of Company Reporting, 2012-2013

This report examines the global mining industry’s prioritization of local procurement by measuring the degree to which the largest 40 mining companies publicly report on local procurement in their 2012 and 2013 corporate responsibility or annual reports.


Local Procurement Case Study of Kumtor Gold Company, Kyrgyzstan

This case study analyzes the local procurement policies and procedures of Kumtor Gold Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centerra Gold.


Local Procurement by the Canadian Mining Sector: A Study of Public Reporting Trends

This report measures the extent to which local procurement features in the 2011 and 2012 corporate responsibility reports of the top 50 Canadian mining companies.