This Research Insight dives into the results found for three topics that have been on the list of “material” issues of most mining companies, shareholders, investors and lenders for years: Communities, Water and Gender. They all show a significant gap between what is being addressed by mining companies and what society expects, as framed in the SDGs.
Gender equality is clearly a challenge for the mining industry. In mining companies and mining-affected communities, women are most often at a disadvantage compared to their male counterparts. Are companies taking adequate action on these issues? Evidence suggests not.