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New study on social management practices in the Peruvian mining industry

The Center for Mining and Sustainability Studies (CEMS) at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima has published a  report on the results of the Center's 2017 survey of social management practices in the Peruvian mining sector. 

The study, which was funded by Peru’s National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (SNMPE), used a 112-item questionnaire to collect data directly from mining company members of the Society.  The 26 companies that responded account for 80 - 85 % of Peru’s mining production. The companies ranged from large multi-nationals through to relatively small, Peruvian-owned, enterprises. Companies provided data on the basis that the information would be kept confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

Topics covered by the survey included: internal systems and processes for managing social performance; company contributions to economic and community development; social impact assessment and management;conflict management and prevention;reporting, transparency and communication; planning for mine closure; population resettlement; and, company responses to the emerging issue areas of human rights, gender equity and indigenous peoples' rights.

In addition to noting positive trends, the study report identifies several areas where current industry practices are uneven and there is scope for improvement.

A Briefing Note on the study, including a summary of key findings, can be accessed here: SNMPE%20survey%20briefing%20note.pdf

The full public report is available, in both English and Spanish, through the CEMS website at: https://bit.ly/2mUnJkE.  

 

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