Thiess Rehabilitation Group Manager James Anderson and Principal, Rehabilitation, Rhianna Goodwin, are heading to this year’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney from 31 October to 2 November.
As well as learning from our industry leaders, who will be showcasing innovations in mine rehabilitation, culture and collaboration, and autonomous mining services, James and Rhianna will be presenting at the NextGen Junior Program.
A new addition to the student program, IMARC’s NextGen Junior Program, in partnership with AREEA, will feature the hugely successful Bright Future STEM Program on 2 November.
With 200 years 5 and 6 students from four primary school across NSW attending, this event will allow students to participate in three engaging activities at IMARC, including a guided walk of the IMARC Expo to see the latest equipment and gadgets used by the mining sector, role model talks from three industry leaders (including our very own James and Rhianna) on what mining is all about, and an interactive STEM activity zone.
The Bright Future STEM Program showcases science, technology, engineering and maths, and the diversity of career opportunities within the resources and energy industry in these exciting fields.
We’re looking forward to attending and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.
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This year’s conference, theme, Creating Social Value and Environmental Resilience that Supports Shared Prosperity, focuses on how our industry can implement and expand its strategic and operational initiatives of creating social value and minimising harm to the environment than now – especially as one of the key ESG requirements relates to climate change.
With investors, financiers, stakeholders, and regulators demanding ESG disclosures, miners are having to follow through on commitments around the minimising of waste, energy and water, highlight rehabilitation and repurposing plans at mine planning stages, and have better visibility over their supply chains to ensure their own values on human rights and ethics are being adhered to. Miners are also needing to increase their engagement with the communities they operate within and ensure overall transparency and accountability of their businesses as a result of greater ESG demands.
More importantly, however, is what the mining industry is doing in these areas to support shared value and prosperity. Communities and civil societies are looking for miners to not only engage with them on their social license to operate, but to share in the values and economic outcomes of the business.
Discusssions will include how:
- mining creates nature-positive outcomes throughout its life of mine
- mining can develop better indigenous partnerships that support shared prosperity
- there has been a change in the role of mining and its partners in progressing ESG
- mining can create real value for stakeholders and host communities
- the mining value chain can achieve trust to support the energy transition
Held across three days, the conference also provides networking, brainstorming and knowledge sharing opportunities.
For more information about the conference or to register, visit: https://imarcglobal.com/register.
For more information about Thiess Rehabilitation and our land rehabilitation services, connect with our Thiess Rehabilitation team.