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Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards adds Indonesia to its ranks

The Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO) to promote greater trust in mineral resource estimates took another step forward recently with the admission of Indonesia into its ranks.

Admitted in a ceremony at CRIRSCO’ s eleventh annual meeting held in Jogjakarta, Indonesia becomes the eleventh member – joining Australasia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Western Europe, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa and the United States.

Indonesia’s national reporting organisation, KOMBERS, is a committee made up of the Indonesian Society of Geologists (IAGI) and the Association of Indonesian Mining Professionals (PERHAPI).

To meet the membership requirements, KOMBERS developed the Komite Cadangan Mineral Indonesian (KCMI) Code 2017 as the reporting code compliant with the CRIRSCO Template, according to CRIRSCO chairman Ian Goddard.

“KOMBERS also established procedures for the registration of Competent Persons in Indonesia, and put in place a Code of Ethics with provisions for disciplining the members of IAGI and PERHAPI,” said Goddard.

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As CRIRSCO continues to grow, countries such as India, China, Philippines, Turkey and the Kyrgyz Republic – outlined their progress in meeting membership criteria.

CRIRSCO formed an alliance in 2007 with the International Council for Mining and Metals and became a Task Force of that organisation charged with promoting and maintaining best practice reporting. In October 2009, CRIRSCO became a Strategic Partner of ICMM.

ICMM is a CEO-led industry group that addresses key priorities and emerging issues within the sector. It seeks to play a leading role by promoting good practice and improved performance internationally and across different commodities.

ICMM provides a platform for industry and other key stakeholders to share challenges and develop solutions based on sound science and the principles of sustainable development. Its vision is for a respected mining and metals industry that is widely recognised as essential for society and as a key contributor to sustainable development.