Improving mine camp sustainability: all part of the licence to operate

international-mining-logoFor mining companies, a long-term licence to operate depends on a capacity to renew existing commitments while seeking new solutions to environmental concerns.Sustainability best practice recognises the need to reduce a site’s ecological footprint, so it is logical to include any mine camp in this equation. Many companies have been embedding sustainability principles into mine camp design for decades and their experience in this area can be shared with others new to these concepts. The application of sustainable development principles can include the selection of location, materials, energy and waste management for the mine village. (more…)

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