Part 2 – Adding ‘Responsibility’ to Mining – Business integrity

The previous blog talked about unravelling answers to the question of how to practise responsible mining in India. Fortunately, to aid us in this quest, we have a wealth of recorded experiences and expertise in the world, from which we can draw liberally. IRMA – Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance, a worldwide organization that brings together Governments, mining companies, NGOs, environmental advocacy groups, academicians, mining communities and various other stakeholders, has recently released a standard in responsible mining. The IRMA set of standards lays out the best practices in mining under the following broad heads Business Integrity responsibilities Positive legacy …

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