Sustainable Acceptable Mining (SAM)

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Further information:


VTT Helena Wessman–Jääskeläinen


Senior Scientist, SAM coordinator


+358 20 722 7527




 

SAM (2013-2015) is a sustainability project with a multiscience approach. It has several Work packages that cover technology foresight and the three elements of sustainability. Main focus is on social licence to operate. Environmental sustainability is focused on water, economic sustainability is focused on new sustainable business and service concepts. In addition, SAM has interaction with industry (case studies), its stakeholders and research. International cooperation is also important.

Need – Sustainability drivers for mining industry with focus on social acceptance

Approach – a multiscience approach that includes the three elements of sustainability (environmental, social, economic) in regional level. Foresight and technology aspects included

Benefits – Tools for water efficiency and water risk assessment.  Concept for ‘social license to operate’ and improved dialogue between companies and stakeholders. Potential business models and service concepts will promote the overall sustainability of the industrial sector and will enhance eco-efficiency along the value chain.

Users & Competition Actors along the mining value chain (e.g technology developers, mines and other service providers), authorities, consults and local inhabitants. Sustainable technologies and assessment tools create added value to the companies and increase knowledge on mining operation  in general, regional and international level.

Expected benefits from sustainability tools in the mining sector in general level are

  • Learning process of mining industry’s sustainability and social acceptance especially in the regional level

  • Sustainability network and active environmental communication between stakeholders

  • Added environmental and social value for the mining sector in general as well as for single companies

 

 

The Final Seminar of SAM on 26th November 2015

We warmly welcome you to participate in SAM (Sustainable Acceptable Mining) Seminar on 26th November 2015.

Venue: Innopoli, Tekniikantie 14, Espoo.


SAM (2013-2015) is a sustainability project with a multiscience approach. It has several Work packages that cover technology foresight and the three elements of sustainability. Main focus is on social licence to operate. Environmental sustainability is focused on water, economic sustainability is focused on new sustainable business and service concepts. In addition, SAM has interaction with industry (case studies), its stakeholders and research. International cooperation is also important.

Seminar will be in Finnish and the presentation materials are in English.

Presentation material and poster session.