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dc.contributor.authorSarker, Tapan
dc.contributor.authorMunro, Virginia
dc.contributor.editorMichelle E. Jarvie-Eggart
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-14T22:06:13Z
dc.date.available2018-10-14T22:06:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn9780873353731
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/160883
dc.description.abstractThis chapter provides an overview of the Australian mining and minerals industry and explains how this industry and its advisory and regulatory body, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), addresses business sustainability. First, a brief discussion on the Australian industry’s minerals and resources sector, from early beginnings to present day, provides a context to understand current sustainability activities. Within this context, the overall regulatory framework and various industry regulatory licenses are discussed. To further understand the MCA’s commitment to sustainable development, the 10 sustainable principles developed by the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) are examined alongside the elements recommended for each principle. The MCA has used the ICMM guidelines and principles to develop frameworks for its members to adhere to. These frameworks include the Enduring Value Framework (EVF) and the Water Accounting Framework (WAF), which are individually detailed in this chapter. The guidelines for each element developed by the MCA are explained, as are voluntary membership and commitments as well as obligations to the EVF and WAF guidelines. Also discussed are the additional frameworks being developed by the MCA for land-use planning and natural resource management, and the MCA’s current work toward biodiversity offset reform under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. The chapter concludes with a discussion on MCA stakeholders and stake-holder involvement and engagement with regard to their influence on reform and motivating voluntary compliance while also enhancing the movement toward themes supporting the “social license to operate.”
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSociety for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
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dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleResponsible Mining: Case Studies in Managing Social & Environmental Risks in the Developed World
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom63
dc.relation.ispartofpageto84
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCorporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150303
dc.titleManaging Business Sustainability in the Australian Mining Industry
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
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gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher’s website (https://www.smenet.org/) for further information.
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gro.griffith.authorSarker, Tapan


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