Would you like to gain new insights into sustainable management in extractives and deepen your knowledge in this field? Join moderator Tony Hand in our podcast “Sustainable Management in the Extractive Sector: Navigating Challenges and Forging New Paths” to explore the main challenges faced by the extractive sector, including environmental impact, social responsibility, legal compliance, and stakeholder engagement. Our podcast also discusses the role of public authorities in addressing these challenges and provides good practice examples as well as insights from the SUMEX project that are relevant to facilitate sustainable practices in the extractive sector.

Moderator Tony Hand is currently the Sustainable Mining Project Manager in the Division of Mining and Mineral Technology at Tallinn University of Technology – TalTech, in Estonia. With over 30 years of experience in the mining sector and 3 years as Senior Advisor in Mining Technologies and Sustainability at EIT RawMaterials, Tony understands the challenges faced by the extractive sector operating in society today. Society cannot move forward without responsible sourcing and extraction of raw materials. Consumer behaviour creates more demand for products and this is an area that Tony believes more must be done to inform and educate businesses and society in general, on the impact of increased production on communities, the environment and the health of the planet in general.

Episode 2: Impact assessment in the extractive sector

This episode presents an overview of the challenges surrounding Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and potential pathways to improve it in the future. It underlines the importance of trust in the mining industry and how crucial it is to apply more holistic approaches for impact assessments.

Moderator: Tony Hand (TalTech University)

Experts: Guillermo Aguirre (Anglo-American) and Tommi Kaupilla (Geological Survey of Finland)

Episode 1: Introduction to the topic of sustainability in the extractive sector

This episode provides an overview of the topic of sustainability in the extractive sector in light of recent global and European developments. It also highlights the contribution made by the SUMEX project.

Moderator: Tony Hand (TalTech University)

We hope you enjoy listening and invite you to stay tuned for the next episodes!