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Mining doesn’t always get a great press, particularly with the environmental lobby. Many people outside the industry continue to regard mining negatively: it’s accused variously of desecrating land, exploiting in-country labour, and leaving behind a legacy of contaminated water and spoil, and all for the benefit of rapacious mining companies.

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How mines are managed in Spain could become a template for Europe and the world (pictured Riotinto, Spain)​

Therefore, according to a senior mining figure, it’s important to develop tools that can help companies improve and demonstrate their sustainability performance.