Strategies & Initiatives


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: Mark Wallgren 

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