The aluminium industry’s objective is a long-term, sustainable bauxite mining industry with acceptably low social and environmental impacts during operation and post-closure. Sustainable bauxite mining is not a “one-size fits all” prescriptive process but involves risk management and applying technologies appropriate to the circumstances of each mine.
These second edition Guidelines build on the 2018 Sustainable Bauxite Mining Guidelines (SBMG) and provide a practical, attainable guide to improve sustainability. It is bauxite specific and has theory and examples developed at some mines for over 50 years, which provide crucial learnings from past collective experience.
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