Social license to operate in the mining industry: the case of Peru
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Mining is an important industry in Peru, but local communities where mining takes place do not perceive its benefits. Mining corporations need to achieve legitimacy within these communities. The main objective of this study is to identify the factors that determine the provision of social licenses to operate in Peru’s mining regions. We conducted this research using a case study of two Peruvian mining companies. Our study concludes with the identification of four essential factors needed to achieve a social license to operate within these communities: a deep understanding of the socioeconomic environment, a strong commitment to the community, an active presence of Government, and effective communication between the actors involved in mining activities. The combination of these elements can result in improved trust levels between companies and society, enabling all agents to recognize the costs and benefits resulting from mining
CitationSícoli, C.; Sallan, J. Social license to operate in the mining industry: the case of Peru. "Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal", 15 Març 2019, vol. 37, no 6, p. 480-490.
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