Finding the Way Forward: How could voluntary action move mining towards sustainable development?
Finding the Way Forward looks at the role in the mining industry of voluntary initiatives: coordinated activities undertaken by groups of companies to go beyond the environmental and social performance requirements set by legislation. Recent research into the role of voluntary activities in the sector conducted as part of the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) formed the basis of the this report, and the relevant MMSD papers are included in full on the enclosed CD-ROM. Finding the Way Forward assesses a wide range of existing voluntary initiatives and explores the idea of a global voluntary initiative. The mining industry cannot address the challenge of sustainable development on its own; its operations are too closely interlinked with government, communities, the financial sector, and wider societal expectations. If carefully managed, there will be ‘first-mover’ advantages for the stakeholders involved in shaping voluntary initiatives, yet there is no doubt that this is a significant undertaking, requiring a substantial development.
- Authors / Editors:
- Jim Walker and Steve Howard
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