CRIRSCO was formed in 1994 and for much of its life was an informal alliance of National Reporting Organisations (NROs) in participating countries (see "About CRIRSCO"). With the rapid increase in international activity associated with the mining industry in recent years, CRIRSCO has evolved to become a more rigorously constituted committee which is governed by its Terms of Reference and Organisational Statutes.
Our current members represent Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Europe, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, USA, with the prospect of other regions and countries joining in future. CRIRSCO encourages other countries or regions to become members and has a Membership Application Policy and Process for intending members.
CRIRSCO is currently involved in a number of initiatives which will impact on the future of the mining industry (see "Current CRIRSCO Activities"). It has published and maintains on this web site theCRIRSCO International Reporting Template, first published in 2006. This is a document that represents the best of the CRIRSCO-style codes: reporting standards that are recognised and adopted world-wide for market-related reporting and financial investment. It is available free of charge for any country wishing to develop its own CRIRSCO-style reporting standard, and will be kept up to date to reflect new national or international developments. The CRIRSCO Template is also the basis for discussions with organisations including the IASB on standardising the approach of the extractive industries (oil, gas and solid minerals) to resource and reserve definition for financial accounting purposes.