MacCormick was mandated to conduct a comparative analysis on international standards being used by tier 1 mining companies for health and safety for a mid-tier producing client.


The client wished to adapt their current practices to reflect best practice amongst their peer group, but also wanted their benchmarks to reflect more international standards, from their current national standards, as they continued to grow through the acquisition of multinational projects.

ISO management system standards are the result of international, expert consensus and therefore offer the benefit of global management experience and good practice. These standards can be applied to any organization, large or small, whatever the product or service and regardless of the sector of activity. The benefits of an effective management system include: more efficient use of resources, improved risk management, and increased customer satisfaction as services and products consistently deliver what they promise. Audits are a vital part of the management system approach as they enable the company or organization to check how their achievements meet their objectives and show conformity to the standard.


MacCormick designed its report around a Gantt chart analysis to frame all standards currently used by the client’s desired peer group and international standards under ISO 26000 and 14001.



This resulted in a comprehensive comparison of what the client was currently using to what international standards expectations for performance currently were.


MacCormick was engaged for 2 months on this project in 2012.


Our highly specialized corporate team worked to customize this product.



MacCormick’s work enabled the client to adjust their management system and reporting criteria to reflect enhancement of efficiency and qualify their performance in areas of health and safety. Ultimately, this resulted in a streamlining process between multiple operating jurisdictions.