Back for a third year, the Responsible Resourcing Awards shine a spotlight on the future of mining. Recognising and celebrating initatives that are challenging sustainable mining and positive ESG practices and leading to a responsible future.
Through their innovation and dedication, these junior miners are redefining the narrative of responsible mining, protecting the environment, supporting local community, and forging a path towards a more sustainable and ethical future for the entire industry.
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Recognising a company with innovative and transformative initiatives that address climate challenges. Projects that offer additionality for addressing other sustainability issues are of particular interest. For example, green power solutions that benefit local communities and nature; nature-based solutions that not only sequester carbon but address other Earth Systems and social issues (E.g. water pollution / abundance, biodiversity, livelihoods, etc.); redesign of mining infrastructure to minimize forest disturbance, etc.)
Recognising a company that has either improved access to clean water for local communities, has introduced innovative and effective systems and/or solutions for preventing and/or remedying water pollution, and/or manages water usage responsibly and sustainably in the development of their projects and/or operations of assets.
Recognising a company undertaking innovative initiatives that are stimulating sustainable economic development in local communities. Particular interest in interventions that support the economic empowerment of vulnerable groups, such as women, youth, marginalised ethnicities, migrants, etc., that support economic diversification away from and reduce dependency on mining, and/or that are catalysing development of the green economy.
Recognising a company that is introducing circular processes into its business, at any or all stage(s) of the mining life cycle, and/or into the local economy.
Recognising a company demonstrating leading practice in transparency and working to improve accountability mechanisms that achieve business integrity and good governance.
Recognising a company that is pioneering effective strategies to protect, preserve and/or restore ecosystems and species potentially affected by their projects and operations. Collaborative and landscape-level projects are of particular interest.
Recognising a company that is strengthening local institutions and the ability of people to claim their human rights through innovative initiatives and meaningful engagement and consultation of local communities in decision making on activities affecting them.
Recognising a company that has gone above and beyond in its employment practices, such as respect of labor rights, promotes equal opportunities, fair treatment, professional and skills development of their workforce, health and safety culture and listens to and hears worker voice, etc.
Diversity, equality and inclusion
Recognising a company that demonstrably improving or successfully implemented [a] diversity, equality and inclusion strategy or can demonstrate proven improvement against bias and discrimination from a DEI standpoint, and an increase in representation across all levels of the organisation.
A carefully selected expert judging panel, comprising of ESG advisors, managers, and analysts, will review each entry based on the individual awards criteria.
The judges are seeking exceptional initiatives that showcase a profound commitment to sustainability in the mining industry. They're looking for junior miners that demonstrate innovative approaches to environmental responsibility, social impact, and ethical practices.
Successful entries will stand out for their tangible and measurable results, while also inspiring and setting an example for the wider mining community. Judges will prioritise entries that exhibit a clear vision, robust execution, and a lasting commitment to building a more sustainable and responsible future.
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