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Cases study about sustainability in mining industry

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  • 1. 20. March 2012
  • 2. Practice of Sustainable Development Case Study: Sustainable Development in Mining Industry Triple-Bottom-Line: people, profits and planet
  • 3. Practice cont… Unsustainable Mining in UkraineOn average each million tonne of coal extracted in Ukraine claims 2 lives. China - therate is 0.7 deaths per tonne. Russia - 0.2; and 0.02 in the United States.
  • 4. Practice cont… Sustainable development in the context of exploration Definition as actions and activities to: - protect / preserve environment - improve the community wellbeing - improve ability of the community to manage and sustain its own affairs now / in the future without depending on external sources.
  • 5. Practice cont… Sustainable Mining in Canada Responsible Exploration: 1. Adopt Responsible Governance and Management 2. Apply Ethical Business Practices 3. Respect Human Rights 4. Commit to project Due Diligence and Risk Assessment
  • 6. Practice cont… Responsible Exploration (cont.): 5. Engage Host Communities and other affected and interested parties 6. Contribute to Community Development and Social wellbeing 7. Protect the Environment 8. Safeguard the Health and Safety of Workers and the Local Population
  • 7. Practice cont…Key elements of Sustainability Framework: Leadership and Accountability Governance Stakeholder Engagement Risk and Change Management and Emergency Preparedness Social Stewardship Environmental StewardshipExamples: Sustainability Framework in 16 countries Zero Harm as a core value (IAMGOLD)
  • 8. Conclusion Holistic approach embracing social, economic and environmental development is a key of SD. Sustainability connected to corporate reputation in business world. Companies often use the language within its own culture of corporate social responsibility, environment, stewardship, citizenship, health, and safety. Decisions through good leadership, need to secure the resources to sustain this and coming generations.
  • 9. Sources IAMGOLD. Our Commitment. Available from: http://www.iamgold.com/English/Responsibility/Our- Commitment/Our-Frameworks/default.aspx [Accessed: 18. March 2012]. KEATING, M., 1993. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Agenda for Change: A Plain Language Version of Agenda 21 and Other Rio Agreements. Centre for Our Common Future, Geneva: Switzerland. Available from: http://www.iisd.org/rio+5/agenda/declaration.htm [Accessed: 19. March 2012]. MINES AND COMMUNITIES, 2011. Ukraine: the worlds deadliest coal. Available from: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11107 [Accessed: 17. March 2012]. PEARCE, D., & TURNER, R. K. ,1990. Economics of natural resources and the environment. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. PEARCE, D., BARBIER, E., & MARKANDYA, A., 1990. Sustainable development: Economics and environment in the third world. London: Earthscan Publications. PROSPECTORS & DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, 2012. E3 Plus: A Framework for Responsible Exploration. Principles and Guidance. Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada. P. 14-16, 88. SCOTT C., M., 2009. Green Economics. London: Earthscan, pp. 36-37. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Division for Sustainable Development (2005). Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. Available from: http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/documents/WSSD_POI_PD/English/POIToc.htm [Accessed: 20. March 2012]. UNITED NATIONS, 2011. United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – UNCSD 2012 – Homepage. Available from: http://www.uncsd2012.org [Accessed: 18. March 2012]. UN Documents, 1987. Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future. Available from: http://www.un-documents.net/wced-ocf.htm [Accessed: 18. March 2012]. UNITED NATIONS Department of Public Information, 1997. UN Conference on Environment and Development – Earth Summit. Available from: http://www.un.org/geninfo/bp/enviro.html [Accessed: 18. March 2012]. WCED, 1987. Our common future. The Brundtland report, world commission for environment and development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.