The human and environmental impacts of historic mining operations still linger today with many mining-affected communities impacted by the negligence and misconduct of historic mining activities.
Companies in Africa believe that a priority for driving sustainability in the sector is increased renewable utilisation.
A gold operation in Mali has invested in a water treatment plant that purifies treated process water to a level suitable for discharge.
Barrick is well on its way to becoming the industry’s most valued company, not least in ESG, which has become a key investment criterion.
Barrick has implemented biodiversity action plans at all its operational sites to manage their impact on sensitive ecosystems.
A study into ESG due diligence in the extractive commodity trading sector has revealed that while corporate commitments on ESG issues are relatively widespread, these commitments are rarely shown to be translated into systematic measures.
“The DWS is following the global trend towards the sound engineering of all existing and proposed structures." - Jacky Burke