If managed poorly, mining can lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations and increased conflict
We map mining to the SDG’s through
collaboration and leverage our resources to address the goal.
Existing management frameworks are likely to contain commitments to company performance that are relevant to the SDG’s such as ensuring a safe workplace, minimizing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing local employment.
AT MINE SITES
Many companies use risk and opportunity assessment methodologies as a predictive planning tool. Risk and opportunity assessments are useful to identify potential material impacts and to develop and prioritise responses.
Identifying the specific relevance of each SDG and opportunities to integrate actions into operations is helped if there is an understanding of the nature and scope of the impact of mining activities in the local content.
MAPPING MINING TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
MINING AND POVERTY ERADICATION
Collaborate to leverage resources for poverty alleviation
Support non-mining livelihood options
Broaden implementation of anti-poverty strategies
MINING AND ZERO
Strengthen watershed management
Partner with the agricultural sector
Support programs to reduce childhood malnutrition and hunger
MINING, GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Sponsor community health programmes
Participate in planning the response to epidemics
Community health worker training
MINING AND QUALITY
Link academic programmes with TVET
Collaborate with universities to design curricula
Participate in classrooms and workshops
Work with schools to keep children in schools
MINING AND GENDER
Gender-sensitive social investments
Educational scholarships for women
Vigilance against gender-based violance
Gender-sensitive grievance mechanisms
Women's health monitoring
MINING, CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Support potable water and sanitation planning infrastructure