A new proposal for sustainability indicators in mining

Authors

  • José Aroudo Mota Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • Maria Cristina Maneschy Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • Pedro W. M. Souza-Filho Faculdade de Oceanografia do Instituto de Geociências da Universidade Federal do Pará, Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • Vidal F. Navarro Torres Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • José Oswaldo Siqueira Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • Jorge Filipe dos Santos Instituto Tecnológico Vale
  • Valente Matlaba Instituto Tecnológico Vale

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18472/SustDeb.v8n2.2017.21795

Keywords:

Mineração, Sustentabilidade, Licença social de operação, Indicadores, Província Mineral de Carajás

Abstract

The mineral industry has commitments towards sustainability that are urgent and permanent. The sector
represents a rich field of analysis for the encounter of economic and environmental rationalities. Due
to the scale of activities and socio-environmental impacts, and their operation under heavy pressures
from the global commodities markets, it is important to understand the recent evolution of this sector. In
parallel, building sustainability indicators to monitor regions with large mines is a growing imperative.
This article discusses various features of sustainable development and analyzes existing categories of
sustainability indicators for mining, based on recent literature. It also proposes sustainability indicators
for industrial mining, in the environmental, economic and social spheres, adaptable to tropical regions,
including the Carajás Mineral Province, southeast of Pará State (Amazon, Brazil).

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2017-09-01

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Mota, J. A., Maneschy, M. C., Souza-Filho, P. W. M., Navarro Torres, V. F., Siqueira, J. O., Filipe dos Santos, J., & Matlaba, V. (2017). A new proposal for sustainability indicators in mining. Sustainability in Debate, 8(2), 15–29. https://doi.org/10.18472/SustDeb.v8n2.2017.21795

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