March 2021
Volume 73    Issue 3

An algorithm for demonstrating the social license to operate

Mining Engineering , 2021, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 26-26
Manser, Nathan; Marlor, Kathryn


As the “maximum extraction, minimum cost” philosophy that governs the mining and minerals industry’s definition of success has shifted over the past few decades to incorporate social, ethical and environmental priorities alongside profits, the industry has struggled to keep up with these new criteria as they continue to evolve. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and protocols like ISA 26000 can provide guidance on operating in a socially responsible manner, but the mining and minerals industry continues to face an extraordinary burden to improve its performance in these novel categories of success.

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