We need to talk about automation

Miners are eagerly embracing the opportunities created by technological progress, but is the industry ready for how these changes could unbalance mine-community relationships and shared-value initiatives? MM reports

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The reduction of workers at mining operations is not a new trend, as this has already happened - although more gradually - as technology and processes have become more efficient

A social licence to operate is based on the premise that mining companies will conduct their business responsibly, without adversely affecting the areas they operate in. Overall, there's a wide range of social and environmental factors that come into play here.

However, miners that can offer meaningful direct (procurement and employment) or indirect benefits (socio-economic developme...