Industry players and ministers concurr on harmonized approaches to mining
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On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, an Industry Partnership session for Mining and Metals underscored today that mining companies must work closely with governments and civil society on the basis of established legal frameworks in order to boost development. A cross-section of global mining companies, including Rio Tinto and Anglo-American, mining ministers and civil society concurred that the time has come for the mining industry to operate on the basis of a more harmonized approach that clarifies the nature and process of mining activities for the benefit of the companies, government and communities. The session was organized by the World Economic Forum’s Responsible Mineral Development Initiative (RMDI), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF).