How can the mining industry maintain momentum in sustainable development?
On 5 February, DuPont Sustainable Solutions held an Executive Forum at the 2014 Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa. Attended by 200 senior industry delegates, the event considered the preconditions that need to be fulfilled for sustainable change to take place in the mining industry.
The expert panel included Sheila Khama, Director of the African Center for Natural Resources from the African Development Bank, Michael Fahrbach, Head of Sustainability for Glencore Xstrata, Mark Munroe, Executive Vice President of the Lonmin PLC Mining Division and Kate Carmichael, Manager of Social and Economic Development at the International Council on Mining and Metals. Moderated by Simon Herriott, Managing Director of Global Consulting Solutions at DuPont Sustainable Solutions, the discussion highlighted the importance of the social licence to mine, the complexities of the industry’s footprint, its effect on the environment and communities and the solutions that not only address the challenges of today, but also those of the future.