A quiet revolution in the mining industry is leading to a much greater emphasis on sustainability.
Black & Veatch has a dedicated team of mining experts who know what it takes to operate a global mining company in a sustainable manner. They know what best practices can be implemented to ensure that these companies retain their social license to operate.
Black & Veatch can partner with mining companies to develop sustainable infrastructure, such as solar and wind energy, water recycling and reuse, desalination, geothermal and microgrids. We have the tools to accurately assess carbon footprint impact and how to make meaningful reductions.
We can guide companies toward key community outreach efforts, such as knowledge and skills transfer, which can make the mining company a key regional partner. When infrastructure is shared, it can become an important economic development tool, especially in developing countries.
Mining companies are often on the front lines of critical judgment from activists concerned with water scarcity, pollution and climate change. But the good news is that there are plenty of opportunities for mining companies to apply sustainability to their daily operations.
Sustainability means to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This encompasses economic, social and environmental aspects. These sustainability practices can make a tremendous impact on the quality of life for citizens throughout the region.