Society and the economy

The mining and metals sector has extraordinary potential to contribute to social and economic development, especially where good policy and governance frameworks are in place. It can transform the lives of employees, their families and communities for the better. Realising mining’s full potential contribution to sustainable economic and social progress requires collaborative action between government, companies, and civil society.

Mining and communities

Economic development

Mining and national economies

Social progress in mining-dependent countries

Governance and transparency

Mine closure