How data can help mining companies tackle their trust deficit
Mining companies say their number-one risk is a lack of trust from local communities. A new report shows how better use of data can help close this gap.
Hélène de Villiers-Piaget is the CEO of the Responsible Mining Foundation which she joined in January 2015. She was previously a director at Normann Partners and has extensive experience consulting on organisational resilience, transitional processes and leadership perspective in a range of business sectors including mining, statutory bodies, and public interest initiatives in both developed and developing country contexts. With her background in scenarios-based strategy, systems thinking and stakeholder engagement, she shares the RMF view that responsible mining should benefit the economies, improve the lives of people and respect the environments of producing countries, and from a systems perspective, she believes that we, all of society, are collectively responsible for mining and its impacts and benefits through our consumer choices and the expectations we set for mining companies and the governments that regulate them.