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SGME appoints Elra Gerritsen as Chief Operating Officer

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Elra Gerritsen to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SGME. Her appointment is a testament to Elra’s values and work ethic and overall understanding for what and who we strive to be as an industry leader in the mining and […]  

SGME support future leaders in the mining industry

SGME is proud to be a continued sponsor of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) Student Chapters in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. AusIMM is a peak body and trusted voice for people working in the resources sector and offer outstanding professional development opportunities to support future leaders in the mining industry. “I am a […]  

SGME achieves ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015, ISO45001:2018 Certification

SGME is thrilled to announce that we have successfully been certified against ISO9001:2015 (Quality), ISO14001:2015 (Environmental), and ISO45001:2018 (Occupational Health & Safety) standards.  ISO standards are developed and overseen by the International Organization for Standardization in Geneva, Switzerland. “This achievement is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to meeting and […]  

SGME continues to evolve with the rollout of New Brand Identity

The evolution of SGMEs brand identity builds on the company’s growth and long-term vision. Whilst modernising key elements to showcase innovation and our continued growth, the iconic mark is maintained representing earth through its copper hue, nickel hue to represent soil, and zinc hue to represent water capturing the Company’s passion, determination and commitment to […]  

SGME giving back to the community to overcome educational inequality

Education is one of the world’s most powerful change agents. SGME is proud with our involvement at The Smith Family, a national, independent charity working with thousands of children and their families to help them unlock better futures for themselves.  On average, children growing up in disadvantaged homes are two to three years behind their […]  

Sponsorships

Silver Sponsorship for the AusIMM SQSC for 2024

Silver Sponsorship for the AusIMM SQSC for 2024

AusIMM Student Chapters offer future leaders the opportunity to engage and learn at a wide range of networking events and professional development sessions. SGME prides itself in supporting professional career development …

Silver Sponsor for CPPA 2024

Silver Sponsor for CPPA 2024

CPPA is leading change by building professional closure planning capacity. SGME is a Silver Sponsor for the Knowledge Hub …

Expert Opinion

The mining and minerals sector has many challenges. With that comes opportunities to offer a deep understanding of issues relevant to this sector based on a collective review of scientific evidence and / or expert opinion.

Timothy Rohde, our Chief Executive Officer, in close collaboration with industry experts has authored many intellectual and thought-provoking articles. He continues to stay abreast on industry standards and best practices for soil science, geochemistry and mine closure to enable a sustainable future creating enduring value.

Chapman PJ, Williams, DJ and Rohde, TK 2009, Unsaturated Behaviour of Tailings during Deposition and Desiccation Cycles with Reference to Closure Design. Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Newcastle, Australia, 23-25 November 2009.

Chapman PJ, Williams, DJ, Rohde, TK and Ennor SJ 2009, Acid Drainage Management and Closure Design of a Sulfidic Tailings Storage Facility in a Dry Climate. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, Skellefteå, Sweden, 23-26 June 2009.

Defferrard, P and Rohde TK 2018, Five years of cover performance monitoring and modelling for a store and release cover at Century Mine. Proceedings of the Mine Waste and Stewardship Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 23 July-24 July, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Defferrard, P, Rohde, TK and Lord M 2016, Leading practice store and release cover trials for a tailings storage facility at Century mine. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Mine Closure, Perth, Australia, 15-17 March, Australian Centre for Geomechanics.

Rohde TK and Williams DJ 2011, Monitoring of Cadia’s Store / Release Covers Over a Potentially Acid Forming Trial Waste Rock Dump: Four Years On, Proceedings of 7th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Darwin, Australia, 21-24 June, Australian Centre for Minerals Extension Research.

Rohde, TK 2013, A Review of Successful Australian Covers and Comparison to Local Soil Conditions. Proceedings of Australian Mine Rehabilitation Planning for Rehabilitation Success, Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 August, Sustainable Mineral Institute.

Rohde, TK and Defferrard, P 2015, Instrumentation and early monitoring results of the South Waste Rock Dump at Century mine. Proceedings of Australian Mine Rehabilitation Innovation in Mine Planning and Rehabilitation, Adelaide, Australia, 18-20 August, Sustainable Mineral Institute.

Rohde, TK and Jamson, N 2018, Making use of potentially contaminating mine waste in cover design. Proceedings of the Mine Waste and Stewardship Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 23 July-24 July, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Rohde, TK and Williams DJ 2009, Early Hydrological Monitoring of Cadia’s Instrumented Trial Waste Rock Dump. Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, Skellefteå, Sweden, 23-26 June, CD Publication.

Rohde, TK and Williams DJ 2011, Waste Rock Dump Rainfall Infiltration and Base Seepage. Proceedings of 7th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Darwin, Australia, 21-24 June, Australian Centre for Minerals Extension Research.

Rohde, TK and Williams, DJ 2011, Store and Release Cover Performance at Cadia Hill Gold Mine. NSW Australia. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Mine Closure, Alberta, Canada, 18-21 September, Australian Geomechanics Centre Publishing.

Rohde, TK, Defferrard P and Lord M 2016, Store and release cover water balance for the south waste rock dump at Century mine. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Mine Closure, Perth, Australia, 15-17 March, Australian Centre for Geomechanics.

Rohde, TK 2014 A comparison of store-and-release covers to undisturbed soil – is best-practice rehabilitation and future food security related? The Bulletin Magazine, June 2014, AusIMM.

Rohde, TK and Defferrard, P 2013, Autopsy of a Tailings Storage Facility at Century Mine. Proceedings of Australian Mine Rehabilitation Planning for Rehabilitation Success, Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 August, Sustainable Mineral Institute.
Rohde, TK and Defferrard, P 2014, Performance of a Cover on a Bulk Sample Tailings Dam at Century Mine.

Proceedings of the 8th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Adelaide, Australia, 29 April – 2 May, JKTech Pty Ltd.

Rohde, TK, Defferrard, P and Lord M 2015, Instrumentation and Early Monitoring Results of the South Waste Rock Dump at Century Mine. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mine Closure, Vancouver, Canada, 1-3 June, Sustainable Mineral Institute.

Rohde, TK, Defferrard, P and Millsom BJ 2013, Instrumentation and Early Monitoring Results of the South Waste Rock Dump at Century Mine. Proceedings of Australian Mine Rehabilitation Planning for Rehabilitation Success, Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 August, Sustainable Mineral Institute.

Rohde, TK, Hardie, K and Jamson, N 2017, Improved Rehabilitation Outcomes Through Smart Cover Design at Endeavour Mine, NSW. Proceedings of the 9th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage, Burnie, Australia, 20 November – 23 November, JKTech Pty Ltd (in-press).

Affiliation and memberships

We are proud to be associated and recognised with the following professional affiliations and memberships that enable us to connect with other industry professionals.

Accreditation and Industry Awards​

SGME operates an integrated management system (IMS), compliant with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification. Our JAZANZ endorsement is a testament to our relentless pursuit of excellence and unwavering commitment to meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Our certifications ISO 9001:2015 — Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015 — Environmental Management System, and ISO 45001:2018 — Occupational Health & Safety Management System demonstrate our dedication to continuous improvement, innovation, and delivering solutions that align with the highest standards of the industry.