How important is corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the mining world? Ask any successful mining operation or leading mining company and the answer will most definitely be a resounding yes – very important.
The mining industry, unfortunately, often falls victim to a widespread belief that it is nothing more than a detriment to economies, communities and the environment. This is despite all of the demonstrable benefits to the modern world – natural resources that form the make-up of the very technologies we depend on, the mining industry brings nothing more but pollution, disruption and death.
From the smallest scale operation to the largest mining powerhouses, CSR and the impact on the environment, economy and community in which a company chooses to operate within is not taken for granted.