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Mining industry and sustainable development: time for ...

2017-6-9 · This mining sector is the world largest in the amount of materials produced and the value of revenues (UNEP, 2011). Access to energy sources and their use constrained and shaped the human society''s actions and economic growth over time, and this is particularly true for oil and natural gas during the 20th century.

Cost-effective and sustainable low impact mining solutions

2021-11-21 · towards sustainable cost management programs. Here are some strategies to consider. Strengthen mine planning To improve sector productivity, companies can: • Refocus on high quality production by increasing cut off grades. • Reduce capital expenditures in properties with lower production potential and shorter mine lives.

BEST PRACTICES AND EFFICIENT USE OF WATER IN THE …

2016-7-7 · the mining industry regarding water use, bringing these water resource management activities to the attention of the national community. This document compiles the efforts made by the mining industry to reduce water consumption in production processes through operational improvements and complete management.

Creating the zero-carbon mine | McKinsey

2019-4-4 · FOREWORD The Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry series of handbooks has been produced to share Australia''s world-leading experience and expertise in mine management and planning. The handbooks provide practical guidance on environmental, economic and social

Sustainable Mining in Africa

Sustainable and Responsible Mining in Africa | A Getting Started Guide. 9. C. ompanies in the sector need to manage a complex array of social . and environmental issues as well as stakeholder expectations. They are often working in remote locations and potentially in . conflict or post conflict situations where there is limited capacity in ...

Economic impact of world mining

2005-1-29 · The contribution of mining to sustainable development needs to be considered in terms of economic and technical viability, ecological sustainability and social equity. To achieve this, governments, mining companies and local communities must work together to address these issues. Mining plays a vital role in the economic development of many ...

The impact of mining on sustainable practices and the ...

2020-5-8 · Many mining regions are identical with struggling economies characterised with poverty and unemployment (Power 2008).On a macroeconomic level, a large and increasing body of literature forms a connection between development of one sector of a predominantly resource-based economy and the decrease of previous rates of economic growth for domestic …

Risks and Opportunities for Mining

2021-11-23 · Global Head of Mining T: +61 8 9263 7110 E: [email protected] Trevor Hart is an Australia Partner and KPMG''s Global Mining Leader. Over 19 years as a partner, Trevor''s client roles have been heavily focused in the mining sector, assisting with capital markets transactions, working with mergers and acquisitions and negotiating

Sustainable Development of Mining Mineral Resources ...

2013-1-1 · Analysing the meaning of the term ''sustainable development'', it should be noted that it gains particular resonance in the case of mining that is activity connected with the acquisition of various kinds of natural resources. An integral feature of this activity is the fact that it applies to non-renewable resources.

Energy Management in Mining

2019-4-4 · co-funded the updating of the handbooks in recognition of the central role of the mining sector in driving economic growth and reducing poverty. Mining is a global industry, and Australian companies are active investors and explorers in nearly all mining provinces around the world. The Australian Government recognises that a better mining

Blockchain and sustainability through responsible sourcing ...

2020-12-28 · Mining for cobalt, an essential raw material for lithium-ion batteries, carries a high cost in human suffering. More than 60 percent of the world''s supply comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with about 45 percent …

Sustainable Development and the Australian Minerals …

Sustainable development for the minerals and metals sector is vigorously pursued by Canadian Ministers for Natural Resources, commencing with a Green Plan and then fostered by the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, in which mining and metals …

The contribution of carbon pricing to sustainable mining ...

2014-9-10 · Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are essential to reducing the rate and scale of anthropogenic climate change to levels that can sustain the planet''s biosphere. A carbon tax is a policy measure that is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing the prices of the highest carbon-polluting goods and services in an economy, thus encouraging substitution …

More for less: Five steps to strategic cost reduction

2016-9-8 · 4 PwC | More for less: Five steps to strategic cost reduction 2. Align costs to strategy: Look across the whole organisation and differentiate the strategically-critical ''good costs'' from the non-essential ''bad costs''. 3. Aim high: Be bold, be brave and be creative – use technology, innovation and new ways of working to radically

ESG Industry Report Card Metals and Mining | S&P Global

2019-6-3 · ESG Industry Report Card: Metals and Mining. Highlights. Environmental risks for metals and mining companies are among the highest across all sectors. Main social tensions arise from fears of pollution, water usage conflicts, and economic/landscape impacts on nearby communities. Governance of high-rated companies tend to be the best, especially ...

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES TO REDUCE THE …

In investigating iron ore in an open cut mine, it was reported that there was potential to reduce the mining costs (based on energy savings) by 36% and milling costs by 47%. For gold mining this estimate was reduced to a staggering 53% for milling. Examples of Energy Events

The mining sector of Liberia: current practices and ...

2017-7-18 · Liberia is endowed with an impressive stock of mineral reserves and has traditionally relied on mining, namely iron ore, gold, and diamonds, as a major source of income. The recent growth in the mining sector has the potential to contribute significantly to employment, income generation, and infrastructure development. However, the development of these mineral …

ERM on executing the mining sector''s sustainability ...

2021-10-13 · ERM on executing the mining sector''s sustainability strategies. Posted by Daniel Gleeson on 13th October 2021. With sustainability close to the number one topic shaping the business landscape, the mining industry faces perhaps more scrutiny today than ever before. From stakeholder engagement to employee welfare and the emissions generated ...

Here''s how the mining industry can respond to climate ...

2020-8-27 · Mining companies must prepare for climate hazards. Today, 30 to 50 percent of production of copper, gold, iron ore, and zinc is concentrated in areas where water stress is already high. Climate change is expected to cause more frequent droughts and floods, altering the supply of water and disrupting operations.

SUSTAINABLE MINING

sustainable mining methodologies, where Australian companies have developed leading practice solutions now used in Australia and across the world. the Australian mining industry is at the forefront of the global pursuit of sustainable mining, recognising that environmental accountability, social responsibility and commercial success

The mining industry in a sustainable future

2020-5-8 · During a breakfast seminar in Stockholm on 28 May 2019, organised by SEI and Svemin, the report "The Swedish Mining Sector in Sustainable Futures" was released and presented. Below follow filmed interviews with some of the …

The social and economic impacts of gold mining

2018-7-13 · sustainable socio-economic development. During 2013, ... for some mining companies fuel costs may account for up to 40% of total ... large-scale commercial gold mining and a reduction in corruption.

Sustainable development goals in mining

2019-8-10 · The keywords used for this goal were "mining" AND "sustainable development goals". The recovered papers discuss the application of the SDG in the mining sector. The last goal is related to the interaction between countries, through partnerships, for the implementation of all other SDG, aiming at to achieve a sustainable future in all ...

Africa Review Report on Mining

2012-9-11 · 2. The mining sector in Africa 6. Significance of the mining sector in Africa -Africa is well endowed with mineral resources. It harbours the world''s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium1. Table 1 illustrates Africa''s mineral potential and production in global terms.

Managing mining for sustainable development

2018-6-25 · 2 Mining and sustainable development 25 3 Impacts of mining during the life of a mine 29 3.1 Mineral exploration phase 30 3.2 Mine development phase: mine design and construction 30 3.3 Mining operations phase: mining and mineral processing 34 3.4 Mine closure phase 37 4 Orienting legal frameworks towards sustainable development 39

How can mining contribute to the Sustainable …

2021-12-5 · The heads of 193 UN member states have now signed on to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be the shared global development framework for the coming generation. Mining ...

The importance of sustainability in mining operations

2019-9-16 · As mining companies around the world grapple with cost-reduction schemes and improving site safety, there are a range of key themes emerging that look set to have a wide-reaching impact on the success of operations. Sponsored by Normet Visit Company The mining industry holds a number of strengths ...

Mine report 2019

2019-6-26 · Costs up by 8.6% driven largely by commodity-based input costs Modest growth in production Social and environment capital Reported Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions show a CAGR reduction of 5.2% from 2016 to 2018 Value distributed to government and ... the mining industry to create sustainable value into the future. Figure 3: Top 40 reach and ...

[PDF] Sustainable cost reduction in the mining sector ...

This paper highlights leading practices to achieve sustainable cost reductions in mining operations. It also describes an effective approach to improve capital productivity, which focuses on rigorously challenging project economics and detailed design solutions during the early stages of a mining project.