Social license to operate

The global mining and metal producing industry has undergone major changes in recent decades in terms of companies’ impact on the environment and the local community. It is impossible today to take no account of the environmental impact.

Today, there is also a greater awareness among consumers about how goods are produced and what social culture companies have. This places higher demands on the companies.

Conflicts relating to land use are becoming more common and there is a need for clearer guidelines for evaluating different stakeholders’ claims.


The economic, social and environmental impact of the mining and metal producing industry is regarded as acceptable and legitimate by both stakeholders and the public.