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Forget box-ticking, get ESG right on the ground, PDAC hears

Miners are “drowning” in ESG box ticking standards and should instead be focusing their attention where it matters: on the ground, said Sarah Gordon chief executive of risk consultancy Satarla.

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“ESG isn’t about preventing threats from happening such as tailings dams from failing or stop mining companies from blowing up cultural heritage sites," says Sarah Gordon, CEO of Satarla.

"When we think about sustainability metrics, many of the data sets just constitute ticking boxes and perhaps greenwashing rather than really focusing in on something that is really valuable or will