Having a positive impact starts before, and extends beyond, the mine life
The impact of a gold mine on stakeholder groups starts before operations and continues beyond the mine life, a realisation gold miners are increasingly building into their planning, according to World Gold Council (WGC) director, market relations and climate change lead, John Mulligan.
"Gold miners are very much increasingly mindful - and need to be - of the requirement to build positive relationships before, during and after the mine," he said.
"That also obviously entails being aware of the opportunity to provide sustainable legacies.
"That's important for many reasons. Practically, gold miners often return to gold-mining regions so you need establish a robust licence to operate beyond, well beyond the life span of any particular mine or asset."
In this podcast interview, Mulligan also discusses gold's relationship with the investment community and how investors have used gold over time. To listen to him talk through the WGC's Responsible Gold Mining Principles, click here.
Mining Journal Stakeholder Engagement is a platform for conversation between the mining industry and key stakeholders. The programme is designed to help set a practical path to better engagement, reduced risk and better practices.
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