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SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR MINES ACROSS AFRICA

If managed poorly, mining can lead to environmental degradation, displaced populations and increased conflict

OUR GOALS

We map mining to the SDG’s through

collaboration and leverage our resources to address the goal.

IMPROVE CONFORMANCE

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.

IDENTIFY IMPACT 

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.

PROMOTE

IMPLEMENTATION

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

SDG 1

MINING AND POVERTY ERADICATION

Collaborate to leverage resources for poverty alleviation

Support non-mining livelihood options​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Broaden implementation of anti-poverty strategies

SDG 2

MINING AND ZERO

HUNGER

Strengthen watershed management

Partner with the agricultural sector

Support programs to reduce childhood malnutrition and hunger

SDG 3​​​​​​​

MINING, GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Sponsor community health programmes

Participate in planning the response to epidemics

Community health worker training


SDG 4

MINING AND QUALITY

EDUCATION

Link academic programmes with TVET

Collaborate with universities to design curricula

Participate in classrooms and workshops

Work with schools to keep children in schools

SDG 5

MINING AND GENDER

EQUALITY

Gender-sensitive social investments

Educational scholarships for women

Vigilance against gender-based violance

Gender-sensitive grievance mechanisms

Women's health monitoring

SDG 6

MINING, CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Support potable water and sanitation planning infrastructure

Cleaning delineated watershed management responsibilities

Shared benefit water infrastructure

Possible co-financing arrangements

Support local capacity-building in water and sanitation management

COMMIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS

“MAPPING MINING TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS”

SDG 7

MINING AND AFFORDABLE, CLEAN ENERGY

Support local energy initiatives

Integrate into rural electrification schemes

Shared benefit energy infrastructure

Possible co-financing arrangements

SDG 8

MINING, DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Collaborate with local chambers of commerce, finance institutions and NGO's 

Establish business incubators

Work with local suppliers to build capacity and increase product quality

Connect suppliers with external markets

SDG 9

MINING, INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Use business profile to create horizontal linkage

Use convening power to create clusters

Promote domestic research and development initiatives


SDG 10

MINING AND REDUCED INEQUALITIES

Work with local partners to target social investments to marginalized populations

Encourage participatory budgeting in local communities, especially of mining revenues

SDG 11

MINING AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES, COMMUNITIES

Share workforce requirements and planned operations early so local authorities can assess adequacy of local services

Collaborate with local authorities to develop green space, including decommissioned mines

SDG 12

MINING AND RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION

Sustainability reporting

Inter-and intra-industry collaboration on developing chemicals management codes

Engage in consumers about mining and connecting the consumer with raw materials


SDG 13

MINING AND CLIMATE

ACTION

Participate in climate-related R&D and pilots (emission trading, CCS projects)

Intra- and cross-industry climate dialogues

Public support of carbon pricing

SDG 14

MINING AND LIFE

ON LAND

Support projects that link communities and biodiversity

Encouraging and participating in landscape planning

Historic habitat restoration and/or reforestation, and anti-poaching efforts

Collaborate in researchinitiatives

SDG 15

MINING, PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Transparent country-by-country and project-by-project financial reporting

Arms-length transfer pricing of infra-company transactions

Facilitating peaceful working environment and good community relationships

Promoting the rule of law