This publication looks at how mining companies can leverage sustainable development to tackle resource constraints and socio-political challenges in remote locations.
It includes case studies, which provide unique insights from our work with companies in key mining countries such as Australia, Brazil, Peru and South Africa.
- In the current volatile economy, the global demand for commodities is increasing and presents significant opportunities for mining companies.
- It is critical for mining companies to understand how local resource constraints and socio-economic dynamics can impact business operations.
- The mining sector is affected by issues such as inequality, low productivity, uncertain regulatory environment and high energy costs.
- These issues can have a major impact on mining operation efficiency, affecting the price and volatility of key resources such as energy and water.
- Disregard for social issues can impact reputation, lead to potential government intervention or, in extreme cases, result in the loss of a ‘social license to operate’.