New pathways to social licence to operate

The term 'social licence to operate’ was coined in 1997 by a Canadian mining executive to explain the need to clinch ongoing support from locals for mining development. But with more pressure on mining companies from host communities, host countries and society at large, better channels for organised activism, and fewer jobs at increasingly automated mines, miners need to refresh their approach

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Resolute Mining believes technological innovation has bolstered, not hindered, its social licence to operate at the Syama mine in Mali

For the second year running, social licence to operate was ranked the biggest risk to the mining sector in an EY survey of more than 150 global mining executives published in September.