Mining 2018-04-04T15:18:23+00:00

Mining

From roads and houses and from to satellites and computers, mining is a ubiquitous source of materials for many industries. Its economic importance is underpinned by its added value to communities through investments in people and infrastructure, as well as through induced employment in multiple sectors and via taxes paid into national budgets.
Mining is driven by the fundamental force of human development, for which it has long played a crucial part. However, mining undoubtedly has significant environmental impacts which have long been and continue to be scrutinised. Faced with such pressures, today’s mining industry has a long tradition of innovative technological solutions for maximising benefits while minimising costs and risks.
Nevertheless, the mining industry suffers from the heritage of its bad image, which is often the greatest obstacle for new projects. In the contemporary business environment, it is not enough to just meet the legal requirements. What is really required is holistic and sustainable management, integrating economic, social and environmental aspects in order to manage stakeholder expectations and work towards the co-creation of long-term added value.


Our Services

Acquisition of new firms, projects and sites is connected with certain environmental risks, which can have very concrete material implications. Via this service, our clients receive detailed information on the environmental state of their sites and can evaluate the burden of environmental risks.

Sustainability management is merely good business management, taking into account additional aspects and risks from the context of the organization, most often related to the environment and society. Developing the ability to do so requires knowing the “sustainability framework” of your business, the topics related to it and their importance for the company and its stakeholders. This enables the creation of an action plan that is integrated in your overall business-processes.

How do you engage with your stakeholders? Have you ever thought about who your stakeholders are, who you need to inform and when? How can you find out what your customers, suppliers, employees and neighbours expect or want of you, and what they don’t want? How can you harness your stakeholders’ knowledge to create added value for everyone with a stake in your business? We offer the support you need in implementing a stakeholder management system, including help with defining issues and objectives, and designing the process of communication with the relevant constituencies.

One of the most precious natural resources is biodiversity. Our services help you develop and implement a plan to minimize or prevent the negative impacts on biodiversity of your activity. They include restoration of affected ecosystems or habitats and development of sustainability programs. These types of activities create benefits not only for the environment but also for your business and the community.

We offer the integration of management systems for quality, environment and energy, based on the international ISO standards 9001, 14001 and 50001. When integrating these we make sure they are’ practical and goal-oriented. We understand your business and we adjust to it when integrating such a system, instead of the usual practice of adapting the existing processes to the standard. The result is a good basis for integrated sustainable management and achieving results.

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Measuring performance with appropriate indicators is a must for every company’s sustainability programme. Tailored footprint models for specific environmental and economic contexts are the basis for developing a successful sustainability performance.

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A good community development policy stems from a qualitative analysis of the material topics for business and for its stakeholders. This is part of the overall sustainability management process. The key task of such a policy is to empower companies and communities to create shared value, thereby increasing overall social capital.

Our clients’ business activities or particular projects are related to specific benefits for society or the economy, which are often underestimated and underappreciated by various stakeholder groups. The aim of this service is to quantify these benefits, making them easier to understand and value.

Evaluating return on investment is a common approach in corporate planning. On the other hand, evaluation of social and environmental impacts is based on various disparate indicators, which makes comparisons difficult. This service evaluates expected environmental and social impacts (positive or negative) and integrates them in the overall return on investment framework.

Our Stories

  • Natura 2000 assessment of the Krumovgrad Gold Mine Project (DPM)
  • Stakeholder management process of the Breznik Gold Mine Project (Thrace Resources)
  • Corporate community investment for DPM Chelopech
  • Carbon management plan for DPM Chelopech
  • Environmental Risk Assessment for Assarel-Medet AD
  • Environmental and Social Due Diligence of 10 greenfield projects
  • Elaboration of the Bulgarian Sustainable Mining Standards
  • Sustainable Return on Investment study of the Krumovgrad Project

Our Clients

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. and subsidiaries

Assarel-Medet AD and subsidiaries

Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology


Contacts

Boyan Rashev – Bulgaria
boyan.rashev@denkstatt.bg

Gabriela Fistis – Romania
gabriela.fistis@denkstatt.ro

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