On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Anglo American demonstrates how it is bridging ground and incorporating traditional knowledge

Hundreds of years of mining experience is valuable. Thousands of years of local knowledge is invaluable. The question, then – for businesses like Anglo American and the mining industry as a whole – is how to join the two.

For miners, a global community of increasing importance are those who identify as indigenous peoples. Mining-related activities often take place on, or near, indigenous land. In Australia, for instance, it’s estimated that 60% of mining operations neighbour aboriginal communities. The scale and nature of mining activities can vary over the course of a project, so how a company approaches these relationships determines a legacy that can last a lifetime.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS