RESPONSIBLE RAW MATERIALS
ENABLING RESPONSIBLE EXTRACTION AND USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
In a rapidly changing world with increasing demand for raw materials, is it possible to make their extraction truly 'responsible'? By unifying various stakeholders' definitions of responsibility, and leveraging existing initiatives and policy, we aim to make it easier for all to apply the same definition and value to "responsibility". This will help to end a perceived disconnect between civil society and mining operations and investment, with a widely-accepted notion based on agreed criteria and quantification methodology.
GET IN TOUCH
The first conference may be over, but you can still get in touch with feedback or ideas on how we can progress..
The conference we held was free to attend, but we set up a donation's site so that you can show your appreciation for a number of raw materials and Covid-19 charities. This remains open for the time being - so there's still time to donate!
Population growth and increasing societal expectation mean we will continue using non-renewable natural resources for centuries to come, but with more pressure to increase the benefit and limit or mitigate impact. This is already spreading to investors, driven by universal owners. Reconciliation of existing initiatives is welcomed by stakeholders, to avoid proliferation of frameworks with little practical change in operations and footprint.
Making the most of people working from home, we organised an online conference pulling together different perspectives of world experts, who together, have solutions to overcome the challenge of integrating responsibility and mining. The has resulted in a comprehensive set of expert, open-source abstracts, video lectures, conversations and resources, which can be used to help leverage existing initiatives and policy. We are continuing to compile resources for everyone to learn from as we continue to try to make extraction, production and use of raw materials 'responsible'.
Our first virtual conference was held from 11-15th May 2020 - but the video clips and resources produced, along with a host of other learning material, will be available on this site long after. We also have other exciting plans coming together - watch this space!
All of us! Get involved with the conversation by filling out the contact form above; watch the conference presentations; use the resources on this site.