The mining industry has prioritised building and maintaining respectful, strong and trusting partnerships with communities impacted by, or with an interest in, mineral exploration and mining activities.
From exploration to mine closure, the mining sector engages with communities, including Indigenous peoples, impacted by their projects in order to share information and to collaborate on issues related to environmental effects, monitoring and cultural protection. The industry also focuses on developing partnerships and initiatives that generate economic opportunities and wealth for surrounding communities.
The sector further supports Indigenous participation through training, business development, employment, social investments and procurement.
Protocol and Checklist
- Indigenous and Community Relationships Protocol – Australia 2022
- Indigenous and Community Relationships – Checklist – August 2022
Useful references to support implementation of this protocol include: