Why is this relevant to the industry right now?
In a world of growing concerns around the environment and climate change, mining is in the spotlight now more than ever, placing critical focus on transparency and sustainability as a key requirement for the industry.
As an industry that can have a significant impact on the environments and communities in which it operates, mining is becoming more and more susceptible to public scrutiny. This trend has been further highlighted by investors increased calls for greater transparency around a Social License to Operate (SLO) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives to make better decisions about their investments. Whilst gaining a social license to operate has become an ever-important factor for mining companies, so too has the overall legacy of mining and its impact on the communities long after mine closure.
As we move into a world where governments and business are working towards the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, how can the mining industry play its part?
What will this conference theme cover?
Transparency and Sustainability is an overarching theme that will be addressed throughout all sessions during the conference. Dedicated sessions will look at the entire mining supply chain to explore what operational practices are being implemented or developed to safeguard lives and the wider community, while also improving environmental outcomes. Exploring SLO best practices and discussions on mining’s responsibility during and post-mine closure, and its reclamation strategies.
What will they leave having learnt/achieved?
Attendees of these sessions will leave with a greater understanding of how transparency and sustainability performance indicators impact investors, stakeholders, communities and the next generation. You will also gain an understanding of considerations related to mine closure and the impact of mining.