Newsletter 2/2015

Corporate Social Investments in Mining

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Editorial

This edition of Euromines Newsletter focuses on best practice in the industry as we engage with external stakeholders, primarily communities, government and regulators. There are two themes emerging from the contributions. One is the importance of social licence in enabling operations and future expansion and the second is the recognised commitment by industry to protecting the environment.

Building trust in Finnish mining activities

The Finnish Network for Sustainable Mining was set up in May 2014 to ensure that mining practices in Finland are responsible and performed in a way that takes into consideration the needs of other people, livelihoods and nature.

Mine Closure at Lundin Mining’s Galmoy Mines

Planning for mine closure and restoration starts at the earliest stages of new mine development and has become a core part of doing business. Read how Galmoy Mines owned by Lundin Mining deals with it. 

Happy locals, happy miner

Most business activities are specific by their need of well conducted and win-win type social and community dialogue. This is crucial for mining industry, which affects the human environment . Českomoravský štěrk, a.s., a member of HeidelbergCement Group Czech Republic is not an exception.

How Social Licence Gives Developers a Fair Wind

Dalradian Gold’s stakeholder engagement and CSR strategy at its high grade Curraghinalt gold deposit, Northern Ireland, is characterised by intensive face to face and one to one engagement. 

Ten Ways for Cooperation With Local Mining Communities

Social responsibility is a certain part of the sustainable development of the whole industry, as well as of the mining sector’s philosophy. The companies have an active role and heavily invest in improvements of the environment and the quality of life, preservation of traditions, education and children, as well as in rendering assistance in cases of disaster. 

How to Engage With a Local Community – Bulgaria’s Example

Efficiency and adequacy of the social responsibility programs are rooted in the values of the companies , and in the principles they follow. The Bulgarian mining companies are mature and modern organizations, which implement best practices of the sustainable development.

Do you want your company to still be here in 100 years?

In one of the basic courses for higher management we, as the participants, were asked what should be the main purpose of the enterprise. The majority of us said that the clear and obvious answer of course is profit. I, however, hesitated. Find out why in the article!