REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSULTATION

October 2017

community consultation
HOW MEANINGFUL IS COMMUNITY CONSULTATION?

 

Genuine consultation with communities is fundamental to ensure that mining contributes to sustainable development. Ensuring genuine consultation and negotiations with communities is critical to securing the legitimacy of any mining project. Corruption undermines the credibility of the consultation process, the resulting agreements and, by extension, a company’s social licence to operate. It can increase conflict between the community and the mining operator, leading to major disruptions to mining activities.

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