Sustainable Mining in Chile
The economic cycles, the growing environmental concern as well as the societal effects of the mining activity in Chile, constitute – without doubt – concerns which the actors of the mining sector must address by consolidating a strategy of sustainable development. Especially, the supply of water, energy, the treatment of environmental liabilities, the growing importance of ensuring biodiversity, are current and future concerns of the mining sector. In order to provide the Chilean mining sector with advise and orientation of how to integrate environmental sustainability in their operations, an interactive Guide (available in Spanish) was developed and published online by the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network in close collaboration with the Chilean PPP Valor Minero . It was designed as a platform that provides practices, approches and indicators that can serve as integral solutions to current and future environmental problems of the mining sector. Moreover, the “Guidelines for Social Responsibility in Chinese Outbound Mining Investments“, developed by the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) as part of an earlier intiative of the EMM Network, served as an orientation.