Responsible Mining Initiatives that Contribute to Shared Prosperity

With all eyes on the mining industry and its role and activities across the energy transition, investors and stakeholders are increasingly scrutinising mining companies to uphold strong ESG standards. Transparency, accountability, and environmental business practices are essential, along with a community-centred approach to operations. In response to this heightened scrutiny, there has been an increase in assessing the industry’s progress in implementing and measuring responsible mining practices. Moreover, collaborative efforts are underway among major industry groups to streamline and simplify the mining standards landscape, thereby facilitating the industry's compliance with its requirements.

There has also been an increase amongst industry to explore how indigenous groups and local communities can benefit from mining activities, fostering shared values and economic prosperity. Rather than treating ESG as a mere checklist item, there is a need to empower communities to transition from stakeholders to partners, enabling them to derive financial benefits.

Incorporating inclusion and diversity is also part of responsible mining. By nurturing a diverse workforce and promoting an inclusive environment, mining companies can access a broader pool of talent, drive innovation, and gain different perspectives for making strategic business decisions. Adhering to high ESG standards and responsible mining not only attracts and retains skilled workers, but also paves the way for the next generation of talent to contribute to the industry.

IMARC’s day three plenary will focus on this theme, along with key sessions throughout the ESG Collaboration streamed agenda. IMARC’s co-located Mining, Metals and the Circular Conference will also provide a comprehensive understanding of the role, impact and benefits of a circular economy across the entire mining value chain. 

Join global industry associations, groups and stakeholders of mining and resources in sessions related to:

  • Supporting the Skills and Employment Prospects of Indigenous Communities Across the Mining Sector
  • The Road to Success - Strategies for Students on Futureproofing their Career Pathway
  • Boosting Economic Prosperity within First Nations Communities Through the Procurement of Indigenous Enterprises
  • How Can We Better Monitor and Measure the Performance of Community Related Initiatives for Better Outcomes?
  • Is Mining’s Role in the Energy Transition Helping to Improve the Public’s Perception of the Mining Industry; What More Can Be Done?
  • What Does Authentic Leadership Look Like in the Mining Industry, and Why it's Still a Struggle to Achieve?
  • New and Innovative Approaches to Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Meeting the Demand for Critical Minerals
  • What Does Effective and Efficient ESG Reporting Look Like?
  • How is the Industry Preparing to Manage Stakeholder Demands for Transparency and Use a Common Set of Metrics to Report Their Impacts?
  • How is Mining Supporting a Nature Positive Future and Developing the Metrics and Practices Needed to Maximise the Sector’s Contribution to it?
  • Exploring the Role of Mining and Metals in the Circular Economy – Drawing on the Maximum Value from Materials
  • Beyond Indigenous Engagement and Employment: How First Nations Inclusion is Moving More Towards Co-Ownership, Design and Shared Prosperity 

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