ESCALATING SOCIAL RISK AROUND MINING: WHY DOES IT MATTER AND WHAT CAN BE DONE?

World Mining Congress
The mining industry has a significant opportunity to capitalize on its past learnings in order to build better social relationships. The industry’s relationship with society is both critical and under pressure. Rising levels of public opposition and social conflict are already having material impacts on operations around the world. Industry has an opportunity to shape the future direction of this social engagement, build public trust and proactively respond to a material risk to operations, but first it needs to better understand the nature of the challenges and the urgency of addressing them.
Keywords: mining; Risk; Risks; Projects; Reports; Information; Governments; Government; Cost;
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