Social and environmental responsibility has moved from a “nice to have” element of mining business operations to a critical strategic objective across the mining sector. The perceived right to have a presence of place in a community is as critical as any government approval. Mining businesses must understand and apply the concept of “shared value” – reframing mining as an activity that supports everyone it impacts in a positive way.
Diversity and inclusion of all genders across business operations is a critical element of social responsibility. As is fostering Indigenous community and economic development through mineral resource activities – acting as a positive and empowering force for first peoples worldwide.
Latest developments in mine site remediation and rehabilitation will also be at the fore of discussion, exploring how mining operations can leave the environments they operate in an even better condition when they leave, having a net positive impact on the regions in which they operate.
We are pleased to be closing our plenary day one discussions with an exciting keynote address from Robert Friedland of Ivanhoe Mines on the critical importance of mined commodities to the global growth of renewables and battery storage, exploring how the mining industry powers our future energy needs.
AUSIMM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Attending the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) will now contribute up to 20 hours towards your personal and Professional Development (PD).
It is a requirement of AusIMM membership that individuals engage in an appropriate level of professional development (PD). Maintaining current knowledge and skills through PD activities is imperative to ensuring AusIMM members continue to be the leading professionals in the global minerals sector.