The JORC Committee is not a policing body and cannot deal with complaints of alleged non-compliance.
Complaints alleging non-compliance with the JORC Code should be raised as follows:
- Complaints about non-compliance by a Competent Person should be raised with the professional association to which the Competent Person belongs.
- Complaints about non-compliance by a company issuing a Public Report should be raised with the appropriate regulatory body and/or securities exchange.
In some cases it might be appropriate to lodge a complaint with both the Professional Organisation regarding the Competent Person and with the regulatory body or securities exchange regarding the company issuing the Public Report at the same time. It is important to note that the Professional organisations are not able to share information about complaints received against a Competent Person with the regulatory bodies and/or securities exchanges due to their obligations to handle complaints in a confidential manner.
Alleged non-compliance by a Competent Person
A Competent Person must be a member of The AusIMM, the AIG or an approved RPO.
If you believe that a Competent Person has breached their obligations under the JORC Code, your complaint should be directed to the relevant Professional Organisation’s complaints process.
More information about The AusIMM complaints process can be found here.
More information about the AIG complaints process can be found here.
Alleged non-compliance by a company issuing a Public Report
Alleged non-compliance by a company making a Public Report should be directed to the relevant securities exchange and/or securities regulator in the jurisdiction the Public Report is issued.
For Public Reports of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, information on the ASX complaints and compliance procedure is available here.