Knowledge transfer was a key deliverable for the final year of the Social Aspects of Mine Closure Research Consortium. This was achieved through an industry-focused Workshop Series.
The series was delivered online over a six-week period and included three live sessions. It was attended by 21 representatives from the Consortium’s seven partners: MMG, RioTinto, AngloAmerican, Newmont, Newcrest, BHP, and OceanaGold.
13 members from CSRM/ SMI contributed to the series’ design and delivery.
The following five key learning objectives informed the series’ design:
- To explain and reflect on the significance of social performance aspects of closure for the mining industry
- To critically review current industry practice and past closure experiences to identify areas for capability building on closure-related social performance
- To describe bottlenecks and constraints, both internal and external, to the industry that influence social performance in planning and governing closures
- To identify and explain pathways to better integrate social performance aspects in closure practice
- To participate in, and benefit from, peer learning.
The feedback from the series participants was extremely positive. The series is available for bespoke delivery in the future.