A path towards sustainability for the Nordic mining industry
Number of Authors: 2
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 151, 43-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The mining industry has a major impact on society - from an economic, environmental and social perspective and due to a vast number of criteria. Which criteria should be given priority depends on where the mining operations take place. This paper’s focus on the Nordic mining industry is partly due to the positive economic trend that the industry is currently experiencing and partly because very little research has been conducted on how the European mining industry addresses sustainability. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the Nordic mining industry’s sustainability practices and to develop guidelines for such efforts.
The research methods used in the study include a literature review, a content analysis of sustainability reports, a review of existing sustainability initiatives, guidelines and tools, a stakeholder survey and interviews with mining company officials. Based on the findings, sustainability criteria guidelines for the Nordic mining industry are suggested in the areas of corporate governance, fair operating practices, economic aspects, human rights, labour practices, society and the environment. The content of the guidelines is discussed in the light of the sustainability practices performed by the studied mining companies
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 151, 43-52 p.
Reliability and Maintenance Economics
Research subject Quality Technology and Management; Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62496DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.03.047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-62496DiVA: diva2:1081607
Validerad; 2017; Nivå 2; 2017-03-14 (andbra)2017-03-142017-03-142017-03-15Bibliographically approved