Partnerships and industry collaboration
Now, and in the future, we see that the challenges to deliver zero-emissions mines and responsible solutions are bigger than any one mine owner or supplier. Solutions to these issues will likely come from effective collaboration between mine owners, research bodies, government, and METS companies, as well as technology providers from other industries. Good examples where this kind of collaboration is occurring include:
- Industry collaboration groups, such as EnviroMETS focussed on sustainable ways to make mining impacted land valuable to its future custodians
- Industry groups e.g. International Copper Association Australia and their development of papers on ‘Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future’
- Research organisations e.g. the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
- Crowd source innovation for common challenges in mining: e.g. BHP and OZ Minerals programs.
At Sedgman, we are focussed on developing mutually beneficial partnerships across the mining value chain. This allows our clients to benefit from a single interface to identify, evaluate and deliver cost-certain solutions for improving sustainability performance and reducing mine site environmental liabilities. Ask us about our partnerships to deliver services in:
- Environmental planning
- Mine-to-mill optimisation through ore preconcentration
- Tailings dam sampling programs and metallurgical test work
- Tailings reprocessing
- Limiting Acid mine drainage (AMD) and treating mine water
- Topsoil deficit and rehabilitation management
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions modelling and reduction
- Water use reduction and management
- Green power and optimised loading for renewables.