Establishing a Sustainable Mining Operation: an overview

In a review of the literature on sustainability in mining, it was found that there is limited guidance for mine operators to put sustainability frameworks and theory into action on the ground. This paper argues that operators can improve the sustainability of their mine sites by ensuring that leading practices are implemented in five areas. In addition to the widely-accepted dimensions of Environment, Economic and Community, Safety and Resource Efficiency must be addressed. The need for highlighting these additional elements is demonstrated in an analysis of over one thousand unplanned or prematurely closed mines over the past 30 years.

Additional Info

Author(s)
D Laurence
Publication Year
2011
Language
English
Publishing Institution Webpage
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-cleaner-production
Data Source Classification
Academic Study
Research Type
Secondary
Research Methodology
Secondary - PREVIOUS RESEARCH, Secondary - OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Thematic Tags
Technological, Equipment, Processing
Region
Global/Multi-Region
Last Updated
October 6, 2019