In every mining company, there is often a plethora of systems, often spreadsheets, that hold information of critical value to the corporate entity that are not aggregated or well governed. Added to this, the increasing transparency and speed of information flow create further weaknesses where decisions, or a lack of action at the region or operation can have dramatic negative effects on a company’s corporate reputation and potential future access to capital. Modernising the reporting, governance and compliance will require mining companies to invest in modern technology solutions that increase the connectivity between data, knowledge and decision makers right across their operations. This will create confidence in the governance of the processes and accountabilities. There is also industry pressure to speed up this process. The release of the GTS (Global Tailings Standard) sets a new benchmark for multi-stakeholder collaboration and drive to improve industry performance on tailings, as well as sending a strong signal to the mining industry that ESG performance needs to improve.