From 6 to 10 December the International Centre of Excellence, SMI-ICE-Chile, was the host of the Sustainability Module of the Master’s in Mining program from the Mine Engineering department of Universidad de Chile.
For months the Centre’s researchers concentrated their energies in programming a week of presentations, group activities, and special guests from industry to share knowledge, perspectives and a vision of sustainability for the natural resources industry.
Presentations covered diverse aspects of sustainability, seen from the life cycle of a mine, and working around a case study of a real mine site.
The week’s activities were complemented by presentations from industry guests such as Héctor Castillo, Environmental and Territory Director at El Salvador Division, Jorge Sanhueza, Sustainable Development Manager, both from Codelco, and Manuel Zamora, Deputy Manager of Community Relations and Corporate Responsibility at Albemarle Chile.
The topics covered in during the week were:
– Mine life cycle | Mining and the challenges and opportunities of sustainability
– Optimization of resources | Local impacts | Mine closure
– Value recovery | Social pre-requisites to generate value in the territories| Environmental value
– Health, safety and risks | Governance | Responsible mining
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