Mining Company of the Future launches development partner framework

December 15, 2014

As part of its Mining Company of the Future initiative, the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) at the Kellogg School of Management, launched the Development Partner Framework (DPF) on Dec. 12. The framework seeks to inspire and support the mining industry to adopt a new way of thinking and a new approach to how it secures, nurtures and progressively revitalizes its social license to operate.

"Society's expectations of the mining industry continue to increase and there is a growing recognition in the industry that incremental improvements to how we run our business are not enough," said Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American. "Our aspiration is to fundamentally change the extractive business model of the mining industry from insular and reactive, to an integrated and proactive development partner, delivering on economic, environmental and social shared purpose."

Held at the offices of the Ford Foundation, the program was attended by 100 leaders from business, NGO, government, investor, academic, indigenous and community organizations.

Mining Engineering was at the event and will have provide full coverage of the initiative in the January issue of Mining Engineering.

A diverse panel followed Cutifani, moderated by Peter Bryant, Senior Fellow at the KIN and consisting of Cutifani, Rev. Séamus P. Finn, OMI (OIP Investment Trust, Chair of Board, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility) and Ray Offenheiser (CEO, Oxfam America). Mark Podlasly (Senior Advisor, First Nations Energy and Mining Council and Member, Nlaka'pamux Nation) was unable to attend.


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